Exit Strategies


Exit strategies and contract escape clauses are particularly relevant for those dealing with outsourcing and subcontracting. The concept reviews the term ‘exit strategies’ and discusses how firms should approach and anticipate the ending of contracting relationships between buyers and suppliers.

Technique Overview

Exit Strategies Definition

An exit strategy details the methods for withdrawing from a working relationship with a supplier (Elango, 2008; Kam et al., 2011). The term is also widely used to refer to the process of business owners exiting or selling a business or business unit, and in the financial markets with the trading of stocks and shares. Here we refer to exit strategies specifically in relation to the ending of contracting relationships between buyers and suppliers.

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  • Barton, P. (2012) Making an Exit. Supply Management, Vol. 12(3), p.18.
  • Bullen, C.V., LeFave, R. and Selig, G.J. (2010) Implementing Strategic Sourcing. Van Haren Publishing, Netherlands.
  • Burnes, B. and Anastasiadis, A. (2003) Outsourcing: A Public-private Sector Comparison. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 8(4), pp. 355-66.
  • CIO (2005) Outsourcing - and Backsourcing - at JPMorgan Chase. [Online] Available at: www.cio.com/article/10524/Outsourcing_and_Backsourcing_at_JPMorgan_Chase [Accessed: 8 February 2012].

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