Outsourcing – A Review for Research and Practical Applications
International Journal of Business and Economics Research
Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2018, Pages: 20-24
Received: Feb. 4, 2018; Accepted: Feb. 16, 2018; Published: Apr. 19, 2018
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Sreedevi R., Department of Production and Operations Management, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bengaluru, India
Tushar Tanwar, Department of Decision Sciences, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bengaluru, India
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There is an increasing need for firms to have a sustainable competitive advantage and outsourcing is one of the most important strategic tools for firms to gain a competitive edge. On studying the literature, it is identified that there are varied theoretical perspectives of outsourcing, with cost savings not being the sole reason for firms to outsource production. Based on the rich body of available literature, the types of outsourcing, factors influencing outsourcing decisions, the pros and cons of outsourcing and the strategic choices to outsourcing problems have been presented in this paper.
Keywords
Outsourcing, Theoretical Views, Competitive Advantage
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Sreedevi R., Tushar Tanwar, Outsourcing – A Review for Research and Practical Applications, International Journal of Business and Economics Research. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2018, pp. 20-24. doi: 10.11648/j.ijber.20180701.13
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