- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (April 21, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780471694816
- ISBN-13: 978-0471694816
- ASIN: 0471694819
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,752,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Outsourcing: The Definitive View, Applications, and Implications 1st Edition
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From the Inside Flap
Outsourcing is here to stay, whether you think that's a good thingor not. But there is one thing that's unquestionably bad for yourbusinessdoing outsourcing badly. A poorly planned initiativewill not only fail to return expected economic benefits, but likelyalso cost your company in terms of its image with customers andemployees. The simple fact is that today's businesses need tooutsource to survive, but if they outsource poorly they might justdie anyway.
With increased competition and rising workforce demands, thequestion for many businesses isn't whether they should outsource,but what and how to outsource. In Outsourcing, staffing and humanresources specialist Nicholas C. Burkholder presents acomprehensive overview of outsourcing's theory, costs, benefits,and implicationspolitical and otherwise.
With complete coverage of outsourcing theory, this book focusesmainly on the practical. With a wealth of facts and a raft ofreal-world examples, Outsourcing is intended to give businessleaders the knowledge and understanding they need to make good,informed decisions on what, when, and how to out-source. Examplesof noted outsourcing successes and failures show leaders what worksand what doesn't, while up-to-date economic and labor market dataprepare leaders for post-outsourcing implications.
In addition, Burkholder looks at many of the enduring mythsabout outsourcing that the business community commonly holds anddebunks them with true case studies and real statistics. Cuttingthrough the haze of confusion and inaccuracy surroundingoutsourcing, this book helps business leaders who are concernedabout outsourcing make sure they do it right.
Smart decisions on outsourcing can only be made when all thecomplexities and considerations are properly taken into account.Outsourcing helps businesspeople think rationally and clearly aboutthis complex subject, so they can make smart decisions thatrepresent the best interest of their companies while mitigating thenegative impact on the hundreds or even thousands of employees thatform the core of every organization.
From the Back Cover
THE DEFINITIVE RESOURCE ON OUTSOURCING
Outsourcing is the hottest topic in business, and it willlikely stay that way. Managers, workers, executives, and almostanyone else involved in any large business will probably have todeal with it one day, in one way or another. Outsourcing is abusiness issue first and foremost, but it's also a political,personal, and cultural issue that many people, not least managersand executives, find difficult to fully understand.
Outsourcing documents the theory, facts, myths, benefits,and costs of outsourcing and gives managers the information theyneed to implement an outsourcing program that will help theirbusiness the most and hurt their employees the least. Bringingtogether noted academics, corporate leaders, and outsourcingpractitioners, the book covers all the major topics in theoutsourcing debate, but also presents expert guidance for businessleaders dealing with the practical side of this global issue:
- What outsourcing is and is not
- Which companies can benefit from it
- Incentives and implications
- Notable successes and failures
- Outsourcing for small and large companies
- Communicating about outsourcing
- Outsourcing terminology
- And much more