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ERIC Number: EJ848220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1934-6875
A Comparison of Outsourcing in Higher Education, 1998-99 and 2003-04
Adams, Olin L., III; Guarino, A. J.; Robichaux, Rebecca R.; Edwards, Toni L.
Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, v4 n2 p90-110 Fall 2004
This paper explores the nature and extent of outsourcing by higher education institutions, benefits and challenges associated with outsourcing, and the implications of outsourcing for effective management. The principal investigator conducted a national study of outsourcing by four-year colleges and universities at two points in time, 1998-99 and 2003-04. Results indicated that vending, dining, and bookstore operations were the most frequently contracted activities. The investigators also tested the relationship between each of two institutional variables, control and Carnegie classification, and each of the outsourcing activities. Private institutions outsourced grounds maintenance and custodial services significantly more than did public institutions. Master's institutions outsourced bookstore operations significantly more than did baccalaureate institutions. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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