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Author Michael F. Corbett boldly stakes out the territory for his book on outsourcing. As a consultant and as an advocate of the offshore outsourcing movement, he states plainly that he wants this to become the essential guidebook for anyone considering outsourcing. Impressively, he takes great strides toward achieving just that. Clearly written and easily readable, his book refutes exaggerated concerns about job loss while providing nuts and bolts advice on getting started, picking a leader for your outsource project design team, negotiating contracts and maintaining your relationship with your outsourcing vendor. He makes a sound case for a strategic approach to outsourcing as a potential primary driver of the global economy. getAbstract finds that his comprehensive treatment of outsourcing issues makes this a must-read for anyone who seeks a better understanding of the outsourcing phenomenon, particularly executives thinking about dipping their toes into offshore waters.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What economic forces drive the push to outsource;
  • How outsourcing is moving from a cost-saving measure to a key part of corporate strategy;
  • How to take the initial steps toward outsourcing;
  • What legal ramifications and negotiating issues to consider; and
  • How to respond to domestic concerns about exporting jobs.
 

About the Author

Michael F. Corbett is president and CEO of Michael F. Corbett & Associates, Ltd., which provides outsourcing consulting, research and training. The firm produces The Outsourcing World Summit, an industry trade show. Corbett has testified before Congress, written for Fortune magazine and appeared as an analyst on several news programs.

 

Summary

Refuting Outsourcing Myths
The first myth about outsourcing is that it’s new. Actually, the term dates to the 1970s, when manufacturing companies seeking efficiency began hiring outside firms to manage less-than-essential processes. Outsourcing worked. Today many manufacturers outsource...

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