Development of outsourcing theory and practice: A taxonomy of outsourcing generations

Glauco De Vita, Catherine L Wang

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    This chapter tracks the evolution of outsourcing theory and practice in order to
    develop a taxonomy of outsourcing generations. Our taxonomy identifies three
    generations, distinguished according to several definitional criteria: key drivers,
    outsourcing activities, relational features, critical success factors and performance
    measurement. Case study evidence consistent with the taxonomy proposed provides support to its efficacy as a valuable analytical platform for the study of outsourcing as a dynamic construct.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOutsourcing and Offshoring in the 21st Century: A Socio-Economic Perspective
    EditorsHarbhajan S. Kehal, Varinder P. Singh
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherIdea Group Publishing
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)1-59140-877-6
    ISBN (Print)1-59140-875-X
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006


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