The historical development of outsourcing: the latest fad?

Chris Lonsdale (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK)
Andrew Cox (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK)

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Publication date: 1 December 2000


Notes that outsourcing is just one of the means by which the boundary of the firm can be adjusted. Considers various other means such as conglomeration and horizontal and vertical integration. Focuses on outsourcing and its place in this bigger picture and discusses the history of outsourcing. Outlines concerns for managers and gives case examples from Rank Zerox and BP.



Lonsdale, C. and Cox, A. (2000), "The historical development of outsourcing: the latest fad?", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 100 No. 9, pp. 444-450.

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