Outsourcing public sector services to electronic commerce players

Anna Sell, Erkki Patokorpi, Pirkko Walden, Bill Anckar

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Abstract

In December 2000, the municipal social service department of the city of Turku, Finland, outsourced its open care grocery shopping to an online grocery retailer. Prior to the implementation of the online service, the open care employees had taken care of grocery shopping for all those customers who were not able to do it themselves. The city officials expected that an outside e- commerce player would among other things bring time savings so that the open care service would be able to focus on the hard core of open care - caring for the elderly and the disabled at home. This paper examines the expected and realised value from outsourcing from the viewpoint of the three main stakeholders: the customers, the employees and the management. The findings are based on employee and customer surveys as well as interviews with the open care management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 37th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherIEEE
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventHawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) - Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2018
Duration: 3 Jan 20187 Jan 2018

Conference

ConferenceHawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Period03/01/1807/01/18

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