Princeton University Library Catalog

An easy out : corporate America's addiction to outsourcing / Jack Buffington.

Author:
Buffington, Jack [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007.
Description:
185 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
"In this book, Buffington demonstrates that outsourcing often functions as an "easy out" for corporations that are reluctant to look instead at the root causes of their problems, whether low productivity, lack of innovation, or an unwillingness to invest in marketing, promotion, and sales. The reason that corporations aren't focusing on these core issues has a historical element as much as an evolutionary one within a global economy."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-182) and index.
Contents:
1. The Need for Productivity -- 2. The History and Myths of Outsourcing -- 3. Strange Bedfellows - The Opportunists of Outsourcing -- 4. Market Myopia, Enron, and Political Overreaction -- 5. The Economics of Who's Right and Who's Wrong -- 6. Screw It, I'll Outsource -- 7. The "Difficult In" over the "Easy Out" -- 8. Fear of a Global Planet -- 9. The Last of the Spirits -- 10. Solutions, What If ... -- Conclusion: Get Involved.
Subject(s):
Contracting outUnited States [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9780313345029 (alk. paper)
  • 0313345023 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
2007027851
OCLC:
154309213
RCP:
C - S