Offshoring Opportunities: Strategies and Tactics for Global Competitiveness
By: John D. Berry
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Offshoring can often cut costs significantly, giving the company a competitive advantage in the
marketplace. This reference examines the two common forms: hiring a foreign firm to run the operation or hiring
foreign employees to work in an overseas office of the domestic organization. Complete with case studies, Offshoring
Opportunities: Strategies and Tactics for Global Competitiveness examines key underlying concepts: the conditions in
foreign countries that make them attractive to companies, policy and political implications, and value versus pure
cost savings. It also objectively compares offshoring and outsourcing.
Manager's Step-by-Step Guide to Outsourcing
By: Linda Dominguez
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Many leading companies have incorporated outsourcing as a strategic part of their management
strategy. The Manager's Step-by-Step Guide to Outsourcing delivers an in-depth guide to navigating the complex world
of outsourcing and effectively planning and implementing their outsourcing strategy. This guide shows how to select
areas of business for outsourcing, choose an outsourcing partner, build a winning team, create an effective transition
plan, deal with concerns of employees, and avoid common pitfalls.
Happy about Outsourcing: Over 25 Positive Impact Stories from Executives Who Have Offshored and Outsourced
By: Levy Mitchell
Publisher: Happy about
What's the difference between offshoring and outsourcing? Actually nothing. What is globalization?
A natural evolution of business. Is this a hot topic? You bet, it's a hot political potato. Terms you've heard include
the WTO, NAFTA, offshoring, nearshoring, and jobs outsourcing to name a few.
Technology and Offshore Outsourcing Strategies
By: Peter Brudenall
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
This book addresses the issues and strategies underpinning outsourcing as a business model, and
the elements that lead to a successful outsourcing arrangement. This book brings together leaders in strategic thinking
within the global outsourcing community, including senior executives from companies such as PA Consulting, IDC and
Xansa. This book will provide the reader with a single, concise resource for understanding the fundamentals of
an outsourcing transaction, and how outsourcing can be used to transform a company's operations.
IT, Software and Services: Outsourcing and Offshoring
By: Robin Sood
Publisher: AiAiYo Books, LLC
The book provides valuable insights to the world of outsourcing and offshoring for the software
industry. IT, Software and Services: Outsourcing and Offshoring is essential reading for the shrewd business leaders
of the 21st century. If you are contemplating outsourcing, already involved in it, or merely want to remain
competitive in today’s fast-moving and ever-changing marketplace, you cannot afford not to read this book.
Sood describes outsourcing as a "double-edged sword" that is not a universal solution for all.
Offshoring Information Technology: Sourcing and Outsourcing to a Global Workforce
By: Erran Carmel, Paul Tjia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The decision to source software development to an overseas firm (offshoring) is looked at
frequently in simple economic terms - it's cheaper, and skilled labor is easier to find. In practice, however,
offshoring is fraught with difficulties. As well as the considerable challenge of controlling projects at
a distance, there are differences in culture, language, business methods, politics, and many other issues
to contend with. Nevertheless, as many firms have discovered, the benefits of getting it right are too great
to ignore. This book explains everything you need to know to put offshoring into practice, avoid the pitfalls,
and develop effective working relationships. It covers a comprehensive range of the important offshoring
issues: from ROI to strategy, from SLA to culture, from country comparisons to provider marketing. Written
for CTOs, CIOs, consultants, and other IT executives, this book is also an excellent introduction to sourcing
for business students.
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