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Content analysis of underlying outsourcing motives.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Outsourcing has over the years become more important when organizations increasingly focus to become best-in-class within their specific area. With this goal, outsourcing may be used to support core activities or dispose of activities judged as non-core for the organization. With these different ways to apply outsourcing, outsourcing may be used with various motives depending on the organizations goal. To better understand these motives, the aim of this paper is to acquire a deeper understanding of underlying motives organizations may have prior to make an outsourcing decision. This study is carried out through a content analysis of press releases published between 2005 and 2010. The results reveal three mayor motives that appear with a higher frequency in the study. These are; motives to gain competence/technology, motives to gain quality and motives to gain a higher flexibility.

Abstract [sv]

Outsourcing har de senaste åren ökat i signifikans då organisationerna hela tiden flyttar fokus mot att nå en best-in-class position på marknaden. Med det målet kan outsourcing användas för att stödja kärnverksamhet eller för att avyttra aktiviteter som bedöms ej tillhöra kärnverksamheten. Dessa olika sätt att tillämpa outsourcing beror på organisationens bakomliggande motiv vad gällande mål med den outsourcade aktiviteten. Målet med denna studie är att öka förståelsen för de bakomliggande motiv som leder till ett outsourcing beslut. Studien är utformad som en kvantitativ innehållsanalys av publicerade pressmeddelanden mellan åren 2005 och 2010. Resultaten visar på tre motiv som uppträder med en högre frekvens i studien. Dessa motiv ämnar till att få; tillgång till kompetens/teknologi, erhålla högre kvalitet samt till att ge den egna organisationen en högre flexibilitet.

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2010. , p. 30
Keywords [en]
Content analysis outsourcing motives
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-126803OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-126803DiVA, id: diva2:326943
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-06-28 Created: 2010-06-24 Last updated: 2010-06-28Bibliographically approved

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