Professional Industry Report
Pub. Date: 2007
Format: Printed 8.5″X11″ (21.59X27.94cm) Color Cover, B&W Contents, Double Sided Pages, Illustrated
Author: Edward G. Hinkelman
Outsourcing is the contracting of the management and/or execution of a business function to an outside third-party contractor or subcontractor. Outsourcing typically refers to the contracting of services to an offshore, rather than domestic, company. While outsourcing has been an accepted business practice for hundreds of years, it has recently become a key component in the success of many domestic and international firms. In the modern world, businesses will define what they do best, organize the whole and outsource the rest.
Guide to International Outsourcing
The World Trade Press ‘Guide to International Outsourcing’ provides a comprehensive primer on how outsourcing works, gives definitions and examples of typical forms of outsourcing, and establishes distinctions between the different types. It includes a provocative essay on the future of outsourcing, challenges and issues, country issues, vendor selection, data security, intellectual property rights, project management, pricing models, billing models, payment options, negotiating relationships, contractual framework (with contract checklist), profiles of five outsourcing powerhouses, and information sources for outsourcing.
Guide to International Outsourcing Table of Contents
- Key Components
- The Future of Offshoring and Offshore Outsourcing
- Comprehensive Glossary
- Challenges and Issues
- Getting it Right
- Country Issues
- Vendor Selection
- Data Security
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Project Management
- Pricing Models for Service Outsourcing
- Billing Models for Service Outsourcing
- Payment Options for Service Outsourcing
- Negotiating and Maintaining Relationships
- Contractual Framework
- Outsourcing Powerhouses
- Information Sources for Outsourcing
Who Should Purchase This Report
The World Trade Press ‘Guide to International Outsourcing’ is an essential resource for any business that is considering the international outsourcing of services. This includes both small and large firms, both domestic and international.
The World Trade Press ‘Guide to International Outsourcing’ was written by Edward G. Hinkelman, author of the industry standard Dictionary of International Trade, now in its 7th edition (240,000 copies in print).
Mr. Hinkelman is an international economist (Tufts University, University of Paris) with more than 30 years experience as an importer and exporter. He is also the author of three other reference books on international trade, including the Short Course in International Payments, the Short Course in International Trade Documentation, and Importers Manual USA (now in its 4th edition). He has been a featured speaker at industry seminars and visiting lecturer at Tufts University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Michigan, and San Francisco State University.
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