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To outsource or not to outsource!

Bititci, U.S. and Walls, L.A. and Geraghty, K. and Attri, H. (2008) To outsource or not to outsource! Journal of Operations Management, 34 (1). pp. 9-17. ISSN 0272-6963

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    Abstract

    In this article we will take a look at the phenomena of outsourcing as an overarching business concept that is, in short, about contracting of a specific bit of our business to a third part organisation. Consequently, outsourcing is a natural part of the make, share or buy continuum, as illustrated in Figure 1. We would, therefore, argue that outsourcing is not a new business phenomena as it has been commonly practiced since the early times of industrialisation, even though recently it has been enjoying renewed attention fuelled by the globalising forces.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 14080
    Keywords: outsourcing, operations management, design engineering, Management. Industrial Management, Strategy and Management, Management Science and Operations Research, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Science Applications
    Subjects: Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
    Strathclyde Business School > Management Science
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      Depositing user: Dr Marisa K Smith
      Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2010 15:08
      Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 13:32
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/14080

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