Designing New Ties: Public Governance by Outcome-Based Contracting in Austria

27 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2013

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Martina Rechberger

Johannes Kepler University Linz

Sandra Stoetzer

Johannes Kepler University Linz

Dennis Hilgers

JKU Linz | Institute for Public and Nonprofit Management; RWTH Aachen University - Technology and Innovation Management Group

Date Written: October 6, 2013

Abstract

Due to the growing relevance of output and outcome orientation in the public sector, contracts are becoming more important in public sector networks. Especially the core objects of cooperations between the public sector and non-profit organisations (NPOs) are to obtain a certain outcome, which is mainly due to fixed arrangements pointed out in contracts. What are the requirements for outcome-based contract design? How are outcome-based objectives implemented in contracts? What is the status of implementation of outcome-based contract management in Austria?

Keywords: public governance, outcome-based contracting, performance management, public-nonprofit

Suggested Citation

Rechberger, Martina and Stoetzer, Sandra and Hilgers, Dennis, Designing New Ties: Public Governance by Outcome-Based Contracting in Austria (October 6, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2336703 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2336703

Martina Rechberger

Johannes Kepler University Linz ( email )

Altenbergerstrasse 69
Linz, A4040
Austria

Sandra Stoetzer

Johannes Kepler University Linz ( email )

Altenbergerstrasse 69
Linz, A4040
Austria

Dennis Hilgers (Contact Author)

JKU Linz | Institute for Public and Nonprofit Management ( email )

Altenbergerstrasse 69
Linz, A4040
Austria

HOME PAGE: http://www.pnp.jku.at

RWTH Aachen University - Technology and Innovation Management Group ( email )

Kackertstr. 15
Aachen, 52072
Germany

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