Backsourcing


Backsourcing describes the process of when a firm recalls back in-house the services that it previously outsourced to another company. Clearly identifiable implementation stages are provided and potential risks and drawbacks are discussed.

Technique Overview

Backsourcing Definition

Backsourcing describes the process of when a firm recalls back in-house the services that it previously outsourced to another company. The term is often used interchangeably with the term “insourcing”, although insourcing can refer to running a process “in-house” in general and not only to activities that had at some point been outsourced (Allen, 2006).

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  • Allen, P. (2006) Service Orientation. Winning Strategies and Best Practices, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Bhagwatwar, A., Hackney, R., and Desouza, K.C. (2011) Considerations for Information Systems “Backsourcing”: A Framework for Knowledge Reintegration, Information Systems Management, Vol. 28 (2), pp. 165-173.
  • Browning, L. (2008) Taxpayer Advocate Says Outsourcing at I.R.S. Is Inept, The New York Times, Published on 14 March 2008, Available online at: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/14/business/14tax.html
  • Chadee, D. and Raman, R. (2009) International Outsourcing of Information Technology Services: Review and Future Directions, International Marketing Review, Vol. 26 (4/5), pp. 411-438.

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