Outsourcing of Human Resource Management

  • Lina VyasEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_2546-1



Outsourcing is defined as the procurement of products or services from sources that are external to the organization.


Government organizations are not too different from private firms in the sense that both have cost saving and operational efficiency as their core objectives when carrying out their functions and mandates. It is with these objectives that public managers have begun to reevaluate their roles, examining which public sector functions they should be engaging in or outsourced. What is more is that budgetary pressure and economic uncertainty have made the calls for cost saving in public spending even more important than ever before. Government agencies worldwide are seeing outsourcing as a viable solution to cut public spending and a means to gain value-adding benefits to the services delivered to their people. For that reason, outsourcing has become accepted as...


Human Resource Management Core Competency Public Spending Government Organization Reengineer Business Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Education University of Hong KongHong KongChina