The seven deadly sins of outsourcing

  title={The seven deadly sins of outsourcing},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Barth{\'e}lemy},
  journal={Academy of Management Perspectives},
  • J. Barthélemy
  • Published 1 May 2003
  • Business
  • Academy of Management Perspectives
Executive Overview While outsourcing is a powerful tool to cut costs, improve performance, and refocus on the core business, outsourcing initiatives often fall short of management's expectations. Through a survey of nearly a hundred outsourcing efforts in Europe and the United States, I found that one or more of seven “deadly sins” underlie most failed outsourcing efforts: (1) outsourcing activities that should not be outsourced; (2) selecting the wrong vendor; (3) writing a poor contract; (4… 

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