Outsourcing: Design, Process and Performance

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Design, Process, and Performance draws upon managerial, economic, sociological, historical, and psychological perspectives to bring about a new understanding of how outsourcing design and the outsourcing process feed into the performance of firms. Blending empirical insights from a range of international cases and large-scale statistical tests with existing theoretical perspectives, the author argues that a negative curvilinear relationship exists between outsourcing and firm performance. A critical analysis of current outsourcing strategies, together with a discussion of future treads, offers a new agenda for academic researchers and business managers alike
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages218
ISBN (Print)9780521864107
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Contracting Out
  • Case Studies
  • Impartition
  • Outsourcing

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