The Outsourcing Process: Strategies for Evaluation and Management (Hardback)
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The Outsourcing Process: Strategies for Evaluation and Management (Hardback)

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Hardback 338 Pages / Published: 23/06/2005
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Outsourcing has become an increasingly important issue for many organisations. This book provides a framework for an up-to-date understanding of the outsourcing process and the key issues associated with it. It integrates a number of contemporary topics including benchmarking, buyer-supplier relationships, organisational behaviour, competitor analysis, and technology influences. The analysis draws upon both empirical research and real case studies. The author starts by providing guidelines as to when outsourcing is appropriate and what its implications will be, before moving on to explain how outsourcing is implemented. The benefits of both successful outsourcing and the risks and consequences of outsourcing failure are outlined. The book is ideal for use by postgraduate students studying the area of outsourcing. It would also benefit industry managers who are considering outsourcing or who already have outsourcing programmes in place.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521844116
Number of pages: 338
Weight: 850 g
Dimensions: 256 x 183 x 30 mm


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'Outsourcing - and its international counterpart, off shoring - are prominent again for many organizations thinking of survival in global competition. It is therefore good to have a concise analysis of the outsourcing process, with an emphasis on how to manage and evaluate it. McIvor provides both a comprehensive survey of relevant academic literature and a concrete framework for deciding what to outsource by taking account of competition, capability, and market risk. With volumes of writing already out there on this topic, this book provides a welcome respite for taking stock of what we know in theory and practice.' Mari Sako, Said Business School, University of Oxford
'... this is a welcome and helpful addition to the bookshelf, one that draws together academic, consultancy and practitioner modes of thinking and experience in a distinctive, readable, concise and useful way.' Supply Management
"...this is a welcome and helfpul addition to the bookshelf, one that draws together academic, consultancy and practitioner modes of thinking and experience in a distinctive, readable, concise and useful way." - Supply Management, Steve Mullins
"Outsourcing has become an increasingly important issue for many organizations. This book provides a framework for an up-to-date understanding of the process and the key issues associated with it. It integrates a number of contemporary topics, including benchmarking, buyer-supplier relationships, organizational behavior, competitor analysis, and technology influences." Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and the Environment.

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