My research will continue to center on privatization of public services. My current projects include a study on the competitiveness of social service markets; an exploration of the factors that influence jurisdictions to adopt relational, as opposed to formal, contracting schemes; and the factors that impact the level of trust a contracting government holds towards its contractors. I am also working on papers which examine make-or-buy decisions, sector choice, and service termination.
||Lamothe, Scott, Meeyoung Lamothe, and Richard C. Feiock. 2008 "Examining Local Government Service Delivery Arrangements over Time." Urban Affairs Review 44 (1): 27-56.|
||Lamothe, Meeyoung, and Scott Lamothe. 2009. "Beyond the Search for Competition in Social Service Contracting: Procurement, Consolidation, and Accountability." American Review of Public Administration 39 (2): 164-188.|
||Lamothe, Meeyoung, and Scott Lamothe. 2010. "Competing for What? Linking Competition to Performance in Social Service Contracting." American Review of Public Administration 40 (3): 326-350.|
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY