Outsourcing of Public Cause: a case study focused on the promotion of sustainable collective work

June Alisson Westarb Cruz, Tomás Sparano Martins, Julio Adriano dos Reis, Amir El-Kouba


The importance of perceiving new strategies for the demand in social care is a major factor in understanding the effective participation of social actors in a contemporary context. Understanding who effectively meets these demands is the main challenge in this study. Through a case study of a Associations Network of Recyclable Materials Collectors in Curitiba (city in the south of Brazil), we try address in the comparative way the types of actors involvement. In this case, the actors are categorized into public, private and third sector organizations of garbage pickers, promoting and developing picking as an organized activity.  This study has a qualitative and quantitative basis, with data collected through questionnaires and analysis of documents, in addition to direct observation of the Network day by day. As a result it could be verified the establishment of an interaction system between different organizations that also precede in different levels of involvement, with high participation of the third sector organizations in the detriment of public and private organizations, consolidating the importance of this sector as the main social actor in the public issue.


Palavras-chave: Social networking. Sustainability. Development.


Social networking. Sustainability. Development.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7819/rbgn.v11i32.332

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