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Some hidden costs of outsourcing

Some hidden costs of outsourcing Argues that outsourcing inevitably impacts on a range of organizational characteristics and their dynamic balance. States that though there are arguments in favour of outsourcing these are based on analysis of the system's formal side — which contain the technology‐based sub‐systems enabling change. Posits the informal side is a higher challenge to analyse and its informal information systems do not lend themselves to re‐engineering using information technology. Concludes that as organizations seek a balance appropriate to the 21st century, given the rapidly development technological and competitive environment, they are sure to move towards network structures. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Antidote Emerald Publishing

Some hidden costs of outsourcing

The Antidote , Volume 2 (6): 2 – Nov 1, 1997

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1363-8483
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000006356
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Abstract

Argues that outsourcing inevitably impacts on a range of organizational characteristics and their dynamic balance. States that though there are arguments in favour of outsourcing these are based on analysis of the system's formal side — which contain the technology‐based sub‐systems enabling change. Posits the informal side is a higher challenge to analyse and its informal information systems do not lend themselves to re‐engineering using information technology. Concludes that as organizations seek a balance appropriate to the 21st century, given the rapidly development technological and competitive environment, they are sure to move towards network structures.

Journal

The AntidoteEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 1, 1997

Keywords: Outsourcing; Corporate culture; Networks

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