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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe and assess the evolution of client and supplier approaches and capabilities from 1989 to 2010 in relation to outsourcing and delineate four phases which client learning can be observed to pass through over time. It assesses the lessons that...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the intersection of sustainability and global IT outsourcing (GITO). GITO is well established as a business practice towards reducing costs and improving performance. Sustainability issues related to carbon footprint and greenhouse gases are...
Purpose – In response to stakeholder concerns for social responsibility in global supply chains, companies have implemented codes of conduct in outsourcing activities. The purpose of this paper is to examine empirically how a multinational buying office implements its social responsibility and...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify and analyze the factors that influence strategic sourcing decisions to the Brazilian market based on societal and natural values. Design/methodology/approach – A case study method is used because of its suitability for exploring how a...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to focus on the motivations for offshore outsourcing encountered by manufacturing small and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs) and their suppliers in China. The paper explores the motivations and challenges encountered by SMEs choosing to outsource their...
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