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An easy out : corporate America's addiction to outsourcing

Author: Jack Buffington
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Buffington demonstrates that outsourcing often functions as an "easy out" for corporations that are reluctant to look instead at the root causes of their problems, whether low productivity, lack of innovation, or an unwillingness to invest in marketing, promotion, and sales. The reason that corporations aren't focusing on these core issues has a historical element as much as an evolutionary one within  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Buffington
ISBN: 9780313345029 0313345023
OCLC Number: 154309213
Description: 185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The need for productivity --
The history and myths of outsourcing --
Strange bedfellows --
the opportunists of outsourcing --
Market myopia, Enron, and political overreaction --
The economics of who's right and who's wrong --
Screw it, I'll outsource --
The "difficult in" over the "easy out" --
Fear of a global planet --
The last of the spirits --
Solutions, what if--
--
Conclusion: get involved.
Responsibility: Jack Buffington.
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Clarifies the role of outsourcing in business so that Americans can focus on something that really matters - real increases in productivity and competitiveness in a global economy. This book  Read more...

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