While politicians and economic leaders continue to speak to the virtues or pitfalls of outsourcing by companies and countries, the resulting benefit or lack thereof, accrue to organizations on a case by case basis – hinging on information, resources and skills – according to new SFU research.
Entitled “Understanding outsourcing contexts through information asymmetry and capability fit”, the research article was authored by Beedie professors Ian McCarthy and Jan Kietzmann, and University of Winnipeg professor Bruno Silvestre.
The article – published as the lead paper in a special issue on outsourcing in the journal Production Planning and Control – comes at a time when outsourcing has emerged as a global economic and political issue. US President Barack Obama spoke to it recently in his second inauguration address, while the Financial Times in a recent headline maintained that the “outsourcing tide is not likely to turn.” Keep reading…
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