Strategic Make-or-Buy Decision-supporting Process: Adaptability to Sustainable Development Aspects

GOEHLICH, Robert A. (2009) Strategic Make-or-Buy Decision-supporting Process: Adaptability to Sustainable Development Aspects. In: 1st International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 9-10, 2009, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


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Real world outsourcing decisions are very seldom based on a sound trade-off of risks, costs that these risks impose and benefits. The present paper attempts to overcome some of these shortcomings by developing an informal process. Dividing the make-or-buy question into many sub-questions based on, in this case, 16 objectives and characteristics, helps decision-makers generate a transparent and strategy-oriented solution with fair attention to all important considerations. By contrast, the less structured intuitive approach allows the decision-maker to weigh only a few arguments/propositions simultaneously – typically those which have current subjective importance for the decider. Due to the modularity of this process, it can be extended easily to additional objectives and characteristics, e.g., those one that representing sustainable development aspects. The process allows one to determine what organizational architecture is best suited to a specified activity

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate Governance, Outsourcing, Sustainable Development, Strategic Makeor-Buy Decision, Process, Vertical Integration
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
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Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2012 13:26
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 12:43

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