Outsourcing to a non-developed supplier market

Jakob Rehme, Daniel Nordigården, Staffan Brege, Daniel Chicksand

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    This article investigates how firms manage outsourcing in situations of a non-developed supplier market. This study followed the initial outsourcing activities and strategies of two case companies in the wood product manufacturing industry. The findings show that greater focus needs to be placed on operational aspects associated with non-developed supplier markets, which contrasts with the traditional strategic view of outsourcing. For practitioners, this article suggests that it is important to emphasise that the learning curve for a supplier can be lengthy, and also that alternative outsourcing routes are available when outsourcing to a non-developed supplier market.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)227-237
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Purchasing and Supply Management
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013


    • outsourcing
    • supplier market
    • operational aspects
    • case study
    • wood products


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