The Historical Development of Outsourcing: The Latest Fad?

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    Abstract

    Notes that outsourcing is just one of the means by which the boundary of the firm can be adjusted. Considers various other means such as conglomeration and horizontal and vertical integration. Focuses on outsourcing and its place in this bigger picture and discusses the history of outsourcing. Outlines concerns for managers and gives case examples from Rank Zerox and BP.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)444-450
    Number of pages7
    JournalIndustrial Management & Data Systems
    Volume100
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2000

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