Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

11 p.

Publication Date

2006

Publisher

IOS Press

Source Publication

Human Systems Management

Source ISSN

0167-2533

Abstract

Outsourcing inherently considers what activity needs to reside within a given firm. The difficulty of exchanges between firms in the face of uncertainty affects where work on developing and producing new products is performed. Theory is developed and explored using a case study that explains firm sourcing decisions as a response to uncertainty within the context of industry structure and related transaction costs. Viewing outsourcing broadly results in a better delineation of outsourcing options. Implications for management research and practice are identified.

Comments

Published version. Human Systems Management, Volume 25, No. 2, pp 115-125 (2006). Permanent. IOS Press 2006. Used with permission.

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