Designed for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in production-operations management, management information systems, international business, and strategic management, this text focuses on concepts, processes, and methodologies for firms planning to undertake or currently involved in outsourcing-insourcing decisions. "Outsourcing and Insourcing in an International Context" is the only available text that includes coverage of the international risk factors associated with this strategy. The book presents a balanced view of the positive and negative aspects of outsourcing, and provides essential coverage of the fundamental techniques involved in any outsourcing-insourcing decision. In addition, it discusses the ethical ramifications of outsourcing for companies and governments around the world. Each chapter includes learning objectives, discussion questions, and sample problems. An Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint presentation are available to teachers who adopt the text.
List of Tables and Figures; Preface; Part I. Introduction to Outsourcing-Insourcing in an International Context; 1. Introduction to Outsourcing-Insourcing; 2. Advantages and Disadvantages of Outsourcing-Insourcing; 3. Outsourcing-Insourcing in an International Context; 4. Planning International Outsourcing-Insourcing; Part II. Methodologies for Different Types of Outsourcing-Insourcing Decisions; 5. International Outsourcing-Insourcing Metrics-Based Methodologies; 6. Financial Methodologies for the Initial Outsourcing-Insourcing Decision; 7. Methodologies for Selecting Outsourcing-Insourcing Partners; 8. Methodologies for Allocating Business Activities Between Outsourcers and Insourcers; Epilogue: There Are Wrong Ways and Rights Ways to Do Outsourcing-Insourcing in an International Context Index.
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