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The Outsourcing Process

The Outsourcing Process
Strategies for Evaluation and Management

  • Date Published: August 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521844116

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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.

    • Considers both the business case and implementation
    • Generic and applicable to all organisation activities
    • Uses contemporary research and case studies
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    "...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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    • Date Published: August 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521844116
    • length: 338 pages
    • dimensions: 256 x 183 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.85kg
    • contains: 31 b/w illus. 27 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The trend towards outsourcing
    3. Theoretical influences on outsourcing
    4. The outsourcing process: a framework for evaluation and management
    5. Determining the current boundary of the organisation
    6. Activity importance analysis
    7. Capability analysis
    8. An analysis of the strategic sourcing options
    9. Developing the relationship strategy
    10. Establish, manage and evaluate the relationship
    11. Outsourcing experiences at Telco
    12. Conclusions.

  • Author

    Ronan McIvor, University of Ulster
    RONAN MCIVOR is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ulster.

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