Make or buy decisions: perception gap analysis

Mahaorand, Thamrong and Al-Hakim, Latif (2005) Make or buy decisions: perception gap analysis. In: 2005 International Conference on Business and Information (BAI 2005), 14-15 Jul 2005, Hong Kong.

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Abstract

The make-or-buy question represents one of the key issues to have emerged in manufacturing strategy. The paper addresses the perspectives of the make-or-buy decision or outsourcing option and the impact of outsourcing on a firm's competency. The paper provides a theoretical framework based on the perception gap between the organisation willing to outsource some of its activities (customer) and the outsourcing provider. The framework can support the decision-making to outsource from the perspective of both the customer and outsourcing provider.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:19
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: critical success factors; make-or-buy decision; outsourcing; perception gap
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150309 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091005 Manufacturing Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/340

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