International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 24 Issue 7


Table of contents - Special Issue: Employment implications of the outsourcing of public services to voluntary, not‐for‐profit organisations

Guest Editors: Donna Baines, Ian Cunningham

Outsourcing, public sector reform and the changed character of the UK state‐voluntary sector relationship

Steve Davies

The purpose of this paper is to trace the origin and development of the increased use of the voluntary sector in the delivery of public services in the UK and to identify…


Voluntary sector HRM: examining the influence of government

Clare Kelliher, Emma Parry

This paper seeks to examine the practice of human resource management (HRM) in the UK voluntary sector. In recent years many voluntary sector organisations have…


A gathering storm: re‐tendering and the voluntary sector workforce

Ian Cunningham, Dennis Nickson

This paper aims to consider the impact of the European Union procurement regulations. It assesses the impact of the re‐tendering of services on the terms and conditions of…


Sacrificing workers?: The curious case of salary sacrificing in non‐profit community services in Australia

Sara Charlesworth, Helen Marshall

The purpose of this paper is to describe a distinctive strategy used in the Australian non‐profit community services sector to recruit and retain care workers. The paper…


Voluntary sector outsourcing: A reflection on employment‐related rationales, developments and outcomes

Philip James

This paper aims to provide a reflection on the other contributions to this special issue of IJPSM on the “employment implications of the outsourcing of public services to…

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