Global outsourcing and offshoring: An integrated approach to theory and corporate strategy

Farok J. Contractor, Vikas Kumar, Sumit K. Kundu, Torben Pedersen

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Abstract

Global Outsourcing and Offshoring deals with some of the most fundamental structural and organizational issues facing many companies today. It considers two key strategic decisions, firstly Outsourcing: which activities or functions should be kept in-house versus outsourced; and Offshoring: in which nation is a particular function or operation best performed? These are interrelated and simultaneous decisions that are changing the spatial and organizational configuration of entire industries. The book integrates academic theories from diverse fields, including Economics, Strategy, and Industrial Organization. Contributions are drawn from scholars from 11 nations, who relate theory to practice in the pharmaceutical, automobile, medical records, appliances, human resource management, and telecommunications fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages492
ISBN (Electronic)9780511761607
ISBN (Print)9780521193535
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Corporate strategy
Offshoring
Outsourcing
Integrated approach
Telecommunications
Industrial organization
Automobile
Pharmaceuticals
Economic strategy
Strategic decisions
Organizational issues
Industry
Organizational configurations
Human resource management
Medical records

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Contractor, Farok J. ; Kumar, Vikas ; Kundu, Sumit K. ; Pedersen, Torben. / Global outsourcing and offshoring : An integrated approach to theory and corporate strategy. Cambridge University Press, 2010. 492 p.
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