Summary "Design, Process, and Performance draws upon managerial, economic, sociological, historical, and psychological perspectives to bring about a new understanding of how outsourcing design and the outsourcing process feed into the performance of firms. Blending empirical insights from a range of international cases and large-scale statistical tests with existing theoretical perspectives, the author argues that a negative curvilinear relationship exists between outsourcing and firm performance.
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A critical analysis of current outsourcing strategies, together with a discussion of future treads, offers a new agenda for academic researchers and business managers alike. Contents List of figures List of tables List of boxes Acknowledgments Outsourcing What we know about outsourcing A new perspective The outsourcing process Shifting the curve Shifts of the curve Managing outsourcing Outsourcing research agenda Future trends and conclusions Appendix References Index.
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Outsourcing : Design, Process and Performance by Michael J. Mol (2007, Paperback)
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Working with a designer or design agency If you commission an external company to handle your design, they should bring you each new version of the design for review. Managing design projects in-house You may have, or want to, set up an in-house design team, to embed the unique quality of your business in the creation of new products and services. Your decision may depend on: His main contribution is the following.
Reasonably, and convincingly, using both theoretical and empirical argument, he shows that firm performance is an inverse U-shaped function of the extent of outsourcing. There can both too little and too much outsourcing. The book is very helpful in showing how the trade-off between advantages and disadvantages works.
What differentiates this book from others is that the author takes a serious look into various views on outsourcing strategy and offers an unbiased assessment of its short- and long-term performance implications. It is a must-read not only for academics but also for corporate executives in charge of outsourcing strategy. Harry Potter Boxset Books by J. Rowling Paperback, More Beautiful Than Before: