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Outsourcing to outmanoeuvere: outsourcing re-defines competitive strategy and structure

Outsourcing to outmanoeuvere: outsourcing re-defines competitive strategy and structure
Outsourcing to outmanoeuvere: outsourcing re-defines competitive strategy and structure
Based on a case study approach, the authors examine the question: are there some aspects of a company's core business which can and should be outsourced? This question challenges traditional models of strategy which maintain that outsourcing of core activities is risky. Four circumstances are identified for outsourcing and examined in detail. The arguments and case studies suggest a number of lessons for managers and a general conclusion reached which supports the view that the outsourcing of core skills can be very beneficial for firms, providing the right approach is taken.
0263-2373
285-295
Baden-Fuller, Charles
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Targett, David
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Hunt, Brian
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Baden-Fuller, Charles
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Targett, David
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Hunt, Brian
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Baden-Fuller, Charles, Targett, David and Hunt, Brian (2000) Outsourcing to outmanoeuvere: outsourcing re-defines competitive strategy and structure. European Management Journal, 18 (3), 285-295. (doi:10.1016/S0263-2373(00)00010-4).

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Based on a case study approach, the authors examine the question: are there some aspects of a company's core business which can and should be outsourced? This question challenges traditional models of strategy which maintain that outsourcing of core activities is risky. Four circumstances are identified for outsourcing and examined in detail. The arguments and case studies suggest a number of lessons for managers and a general conclusion reached which supports the view that the outsourcing of core skills can be very beneficial for firms, providing the right approach is taken.

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Published date: June 2000

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Local EPrints ID: 36372
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/36372
ISSN: 0263-2373
PURE UUID: ec675569-d89f-4ede-b33d-62279c92e288

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Date deposited: 03 Aug 2006
Last modified: 18 May 2018 16:31

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