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Implications of Technological Uncertainty on Firm Outsourcing Decisions
Human Systems Management
  • David King, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
11 p.
Publication Date
1-1-2006
Publisher
IOS Press
Disciplines
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.

Citation Information
David King. "Implications of Technological Uncertainty on Firm Outsourcing Decisions" Human Systems Management (2006) ISSN: 0167-2533
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_king/23/