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Outsourcing strategies

Outsourcing is a topical strategy in the modern, globalising world.

Outsourcing is a topical strategy in the modern, globalising world and, therefore, considered to be an important strategy. Essentially, outsourcing is useful when A, an outside specialist organisation can do something better than the company. B, outsourcing allows a company to concentrate on mission-critical activities.

The risks are that the company will A, outsource the wrong activities. B, outsource activities to an inappropriate or inefficient organisation. And there will be distinct and negative impact on performance.

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