Outsourcing - Ett alternativ att nå kostnadseffektiva lösningar
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesis
Background: outsourcing is one of the most obvious and continuous trends that has been able to study during the past ten years and also has had a strong development in the industry. What consequences will follow from an extended outsourcing?
Purpose: the study’s overall purpose is to investigate what possibilities and risks that can be connected to an outsourcing decision and how the order of the service will handle the risks. The study will also investigate what management philosophy that will be used and regulate the outsourcing relation and how the company’s strategy will affect the decision and how the process of outsourcing will look like.
Research Method: we have conducted 17 personal interviews with representatives of companies that order outsourcing solutions and with company’s that deliver the services.
Conclusions: The study shows that outsourcing is an extensive subject field that have different signification depending of the company’s situation. We have found that outsourcing not only is a way to reach short-term cost reduction, the ambition and the long term strategy is to form a partnership that generate lower cost in the future. The company should only focus on the activities that create value and in the long term consider if this only include the company’s mission.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ekonomiska institutionen , 2005. , 154 p.
Business and economics
Ekonomi, Lars Lindkvist, outsourcing, cost reduction, flexibility, core competence
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-83ISRN: LIU-EKI/EP-D--05/002--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-83DiVA: diva2:23131