Theoretical Considerations for Make-Or-Buy Decisions During 'Product Design and Engineering': Three Indian Case Studies

Dekkers, R. (2014) Theoretical Considerations for Make-Or-Buy Decisions During 'Product Design and Engineering': Three Indian Case Studies. In: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), Selangor, Malaysia, 9-12 Dec 2014, pp. 243-248. ISBN 9781479964109 (doi:10.1109/IEEM.2014.7058637)

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Abstract

Make-or-buy decisions taken during `product design and engineering' often happen based on incomplete and inaccurate information but have tremendous effects on the manufacturing function; this is an under-researched topic. Based on three cases in India, the study examines the processes and decision-making for make-or-buy during new product development from three theoretical perspectives: Transaction Cost Economics, Resource-Based View and notion of core competencies (in chronological order of being established). Driven by both strategic intents and experiences with suppliers, these companies resorted to developing in-house capabilities rather than continuation of supply. That finding leads to reflection on the validity of current theoretical propositions and can be traced back to literature on outsourcing that dates back decades.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dekkers, Dr Rob
Authors: Dekkers, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Publisher:IEEE
ISBN:9781479964109
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