The Economics of Outsourcing

The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series

Edited by Leslie P. Willcocks, Professor of Technology, Work and Globalisation, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and Mary C. Lacity, Curators' Professor of Information Systems, University of Missouri-St. Louis, US

In this wide-ranging collection, Professor Willcocks and Professor Lacity examine the economic determinants and outcomes of outsourcing and offshoring at both the firm and country levels. They provide a comprehensive overview of the topic, offering an interdisciplinary perspective, which covers the empirical and theoretical research not only of economists but also of researchers from other disciplines, most notably business strategy, information systems and international business.

‘. . .a weighty yet solid set of critical economic writings that narrow their topic to the major issues involved in outsourcing and offshoring work for countries and business establishments alike. A powerful blend of data and critical analysis that college-level readers will find important.’
– The Midwest Book Review

2015 832 pp Hardback 978 1 78347 180 5 £425.70 £326.00 $425.70 $473.00

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