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Public Sector Accountability and Commercial-in-Confidence Outsourcing Contracts

Barton, Allan


Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the concept, need and requirements for accountability in the public sector, and how the use of outsourcing activities on a commercial-in-confidence basis negates the accountability requirement and can lead to inefficiency. This thereby negates the major benefit claimed for outsourcing. Design/methodology/approach - The paper adopts a normative approach based on political science and economic theory to analyse the concept of accountability and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal
DOI: 10.1108/09513570610656114


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