Monday, November 06, 2006

Should I Stay Local or Go Global?

Among the biggest challenges firms face in going global is that of performing a rigorous analysis to determine which functions should stay at home or go global. Then, too, firms sometimes fail to clearly understand their customer bases and value propositions. If a company depends on close relationships with certain business partners or customers to deliver value, then outsourcing may create new barriers that add layers of complexity to processes—offsetting any financial gains.

Read the article here. 

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurel,

Thanks very much for creating such an informative site. This is especially useful information for those of us who advocate outsourcing and the opportunities it can create for people who live in third-world countries. As with anything, there are always pros and cons so it's best to stay informed.