Outsourcing in an International Firm Case Study by supercalifragilistic

Outsourcing in an International Firm
This paper discusses the practice of outsourcing from the perspective of a multi-national firm, focusing on General Motors.
# 96219 | 926 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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In this article, the writer looks at the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing in international business, concentrating on General Motors. The writer maintains that the most often-mentioned advantage is the ability to significantly drive down wage and production costs, yet there are also process costs that can also be significantly reduced. The writer points out that a major disadvantage of outsourcing is the culture clash that happens between manufacturers and those doing the outsourcing, with one or the other rejecting each other's culture. The writer concludes that General Motors had no choice but to embark on private industries' largest ever outsourcing initiative, as their market share in core markets is dwindling quickly as the onslaught of the more fuel-efficient and affordable sport utility vehicles are penetrating their core markets.

Advantages of Outsourcing
Disadvantages of Outsourcing

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Carrillo, Desronvil, Niven. Laura Carrillo, Kathia Desronvil, Colleen Niven. Offshore Outsourcing: Is It A Viable Approach for All Projects? AMR Research, Boston, MA. June 30, 2002
  • Hoover, Nicholas. GM's massive Outsourcing Deal Up And Running". Information Week Magazine. September 11, 2006. Available from Informationweek.com at location: http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=192701131 . Accessed 17 November 2006.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (2002) - U.S. Senators Sarbanes and Oxley. Passed in 2002 by both U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. http://www.aicpa.org/info/sarbanes_oxley_summary.htm Text viewed on the Internet on 17 November, 2006.

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