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What is the right outsourcing strategy for your process?

McIvor, Ronan (2008) What is the right outsourcing strategy for your process? European Management Journal, 26 (1). pp. 24-34. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/j.emj.2007.08.008


Outsourcing has become a critical strategic decision that can allow organisations to develop and leverage the capabilities required to compete in today’s global business environment. This paper provides a practical framework that managers can use to identify suitable outsourcing strategies for their processes. In particular, the framework provides a mechanism for understanding, which processes should be kept internal and which should be outsourced based on both organisational capability and opportunism considerations. The logic of the framework and the sourcing strategies is illustrated through providing real case examples from organisations that participated in the research.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Outsourcing, performance, opportunism, and competitive advantage
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School
Ulster Business School > Department of International Business
Research Institutes and Groups:Business and Management Research Institute
ID Code:7071
Deposited By: Professor Ronan McIvor
Deposited On:20 Jan 2010 16:17
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 10:53

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