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Description - Global Outsourcing and Offshoring by Farok J. Contractor

Companies are increasingly asking which of their value chain activities are best performed within their own company and which may be outsourced. In addition, they are also considering which pieces of their value chain may be better performed abroad. These interrelated decisions concerning outsourcing and offshoring have not only changed entire industries, they have also transformed the lives of people across the world. Hundreds of millions of jobs in emerging nations have been the direct result of outsourcing and offshoring decisions. At the same time, many people in the developed world have lost their jobs because a company has been able to find a cheaper alternative. Featuring contributions from scholars in eleven different countries, this book was the first to examine the theory and practice of outsourcing and offshoring simultaneously. It includes studies of a variety of different industries, including pharmaceuticals, automobiles, medical records, appliances, human resource management and telecommunications.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521193535
ISBN-10: 0521193532
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Pages: 494
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Farok J. Contractor

Farok J. Contractor is Professor of International Business in the Management and Global Business Department at Rutgers Business School. He has one of the highest citation counts amongst scholars in the field of international management and has previously taught at the Wharton School, Copenhagen Business School, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Nanyang Technological University, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, XLRI (India), Lubin School of Business, Theseus, and EDHEC. Vikas Kumar is Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Business at the University of Sydney. From 2004 to 2009 he was Assistant Professor of International Business and Strategy in the Department of Management at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. He was also a visiting scholar at the Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects (CRGP) at Stanford University from 2008 to 2009. Sumit K. Kundu is the Knight-Ridder Research Professor of International Business in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University, Miami. He has taught several international business courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at Florida International University, Saint Louis University, State University of New York, Northeastern University, and Rutgers University. Torben Pedersen is Professor of International Business in the Center for Strategic Management and Globalization at Copenhagen Business School, where he is also Head of the Department of International Economics and Management. He is a member of the executive board of European International Business Academy (EIBA) and is editor of the website of the Journal of International Business Studies.