Backsourcing: om dess orsaker, syften och alternativ
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This paper examines the reasons behind firms considering backsourcing. While firms experience problems with their outsourcing activities, backsourcing emerges as an alternative solution. Firms primarily take cost considerations into account when reconsidering their outsourcing practices, but this only scratches the surface. A deeper analysis is needed, since cost increases arise from issues such as quality defects and cooperation problems. Even though production costs are low, outsourcing always implies transaction costs. Therefore, firms must implement a landed cost analysis before making their outsourcing decision. However, transaction costs occur from lack of competence, difficulties in communicationand problems in working relationships. This paper intends to focus on these underlying elements, since backsourcing is not only a matter of increased costs. Based on five interviews this study identifies these underlying elements. Findings suggest that backsourcing has emerged due to lack of monitoring and control systems as well as communication difficulties. Excessive focus on the core competence of the firm will also increase the risks of backsourcing. This paper also suggests that backsourcing may arise from business opportunities, since internal and external conditions change.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 57 p.
Backsourcing, Insourcing, Outsourcing, Governance, Transaction costs, Core competence
Backsourcing, Insourcing, Outsourcing, Kontroll & Styrning, Transaktionskostnader, Kärnkompetens
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-34366OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-34366DiVA: diva2:706057
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