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Management for Professionals

Strategic Outsourcing

The Alchemy to Business Transformation in a Globally Converged World

Authors: Vagadia, Bharat

  • Holistic practitioner focused recommendations underpinned by academic rigour
  • Contains detailed outsourcing decision making and off-shoring templates
  • Details the eight principles to successful outsourcing programmes
  • Each chapter includes an abstract at the beginning and a take-away at the end of the chapter, which serve as useful reference checklists for practitioners
  • Detailed visual illustrations used throughout the book to help readers understand and digest key concepts
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About this book

This book provides a road-map to successful implementation of strategic outsourcing programmes, providing down-to-earth approaches to outsourcing decision making and programme management, based on a grass-roots understanding. A practitioner-focused book for business leaders and managers providing a holistic view of strategic outsourcing, covering the three essential pillars of success: risks, rewards and relationships. The author shows how business leaders can transform organisational business models, structures and mind-sets, taking the reader on a journey through the book's fifteen chapters, helping the reader truly grasp: the drivers for change as a result of globalisation and convergence and their impact on organisational strategies; how outsourcing can transform the various processes and functions of an organisation; the impact outsourcing is having on various industry vertical sectors; the eight foundations of successful strategic outsourcing programmes, which when combined with strategic decision-making knowledge, guarantees that organisations embarking on the strategic outsourcing journey, derive the transformational benefits they seek.

About the authors

Dr Bharat Vagadia is a leading authority on Telecommunications, Managed Services and Outsourcing and has been involved in Managed Services and Outsourcing throughout his career. Dr Vagadia is a director of an outsourcing research and advisory firm (www.Op2i.com), is a Board Director of the UK National Outsourcing Association, the founder of a software-as-a-service decision governance system (www.GovernanceDirector.com), an advisor to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on policy and regulatory affairs, and teaches on MBA programs at UK business schools.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Role of Strategic Sourcing in a Changing World

    Vagadia, Bharat

    Pages 1-6

  • Globalisation and Convergence: Drivers and Strategic Outsourcing

    Vagadia, Bharat

    Pages 7-19

  • Social and Philosophical Considerations of Outsourcing

    Vagadia, Bharat

    Pages 21-26

  • From Tactical to Strategic Outsourcing

    Vagadia, Bharat

    Pages 27-54

  • Outsourcing Within Industry Verticals

    Vagadia, Bharat

    Pages 55-80

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-22209-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-22208-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-27102-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strategic Outsourcing
Book Subtitle
The Alchemy to Business Transformation in a Globally Converged World
Authors
Series Title
Management for Professionals
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22209-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22209-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22208-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27102-1
Series ISSN
2192-8096
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 228
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