Empirical Analysis of Backsourcing Rationale, Risks and Trends
Author: Diana Kovacic, Semen Zaltsman
Publisher: Grin Verlag
Release Date: January 28, 2013
Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: B, University of Mannheim, language: English, abstract: Despite the overwhelming growth of the global outsourcing market in the past decade, results of studies suggest that as many as half of the outsourcing arrangements fail to deliver the desired or expected results. As a reaction to this unsatisfactory situation, different sourcing alternatives have evolved, among others the backsourcing alternative. This research paper aims to address the relevance of the backsourcing agenda as one potential alternative to the continuation of the outsourcing option. After the introduction of the theoretical basis of the sourcing decision and the overview of most relevant dimensions of the outsourcing agenda, the question whether backsourcing can be identified as an evolving trend in the sourcing industry will be addressed. Here, the selected method of qualitative analysis will be used to identify any trends.