Outsourcing in Ireland: a literature review, survey and case study perspective

Edward Sweeney, Aoife O'Riordan

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Abstract

Outsourcing, or offshoring as it is now known, has been around for many decades. In the beginning it was only the very peripheral activities that were blue-collar (lower skilled) work outsourced, but this is now all changing with the outsourcing of white-collar jobs. Historically outsourcing was used when organisation could not perform to world-class excellence in all sectors of the organisation due to incompetence of staff and/or management, lack of capacity, financial pressures, and/or technological pressures.
The research currently underway is initially focusing on a literature review of current outsourcing applications in the market place and what impact outsourcing has on business performance. This paper will present the findings of the initial literature review. It will also discuss the methodology being followed to explore the Irish Industrial Sector.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew models of management in the knowledge economy, proceedings of the annual conference of the Irish Academy of Management 2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event9th Annual Conference of the Irish Academy of Management - Irish Academy of Management, Cork, Ireland
Duration: 7 Sep 20069 Sep 2006

Conference

Conference9th Annual Conference of the Irish Academy of Management
CountryIreland
CityCork
Period7/09/069/09/06

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    Sweeney, E., & O'Riordan, A. (2006). Outsourcing in Ireland: a literature review, survey and case study perspective. In New models of management in the knowledge economy, proceedings of the annual conference of the Irish Academy of Management 2006