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Human Systems Management
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.
King, David R., "Implications of Technological Uncertainty on Firm Outsourcing Decisions" (2006). Management Faculty Research and Publications. 67.
Published version. Human Systems Management, Volume 25, No. 2, pp 115-125 (2006). Permanent. © 2006 IOS Press. Used with permission.
David R. King was affiliated with the U.S. Air Force at the time of publication.