Outsourcing and (Theoretical) Evolutionary Biology

Dekkers, R. (2018) Outsourcing and (Theoretical) Evolutionary Biology. In: 2nd IEOM European Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Paris, France, 26-27 Jul 2018, pp. 292-303. ISBN 9781532359453

Dekkers, R. (2018) Outsourcing and (Theoretical) Evolutionary Biology. In: 2nd IEOM European Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Paris, France, 26-27 Jul 2018, pp. 292-303. ISBN 9781532359453

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Abstract

Outsourcing, possible originating in the make-or-buy decision, has been investigated from a number of theoretical perspectives, such as transaction cost economics and the resource-based view; however, the use of these canonical theories has insufficiently accounted for its long-term effects, the risks associated with the decision and the phenomenon of backsourcing. To include these long-term effects, this paper presents a complementary view informed by a (theoretical) evolutionary biological perspective that counteracts some controversies raised in literature. This perspective leads to an outline of an evolutionary framework that could inform further research into the effectiveness of decision making on outsourcing.

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
ISSN:2169-8767
ISBN:9781532359453
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