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Global Outsourcing and Offshoring - IBUS6021

Year - 2019

Global outsourcing and offshoring have become established business practices utilised by global firms in order to better compete internationally as well as domestically. The phenomenon has gained significant momentum in the last decade. Now, even advanced tasks that are closer to the core activities of the firm are being offshored and outsourced. This has had a major impact on the design and boundaries of the firm in the context of continual globalisation of firm operations. This unit introduces students to the concept of disaggregation of work in the context of increased globalisation. Students learn how firms implement offshoring and outsourcing of activities and the consequent performance implications. Case studies on major multinational enterprises from the financial services and technology sector are used to analyse and evaluate the offshoring and outsourcing strategies. This unit covers the fundamental organisational design elements, the evolution of offshoring and outsourcing, governance models, impact on financial performance, role of culture, regulation and technology, all in the context of an increasingly globalised business. Global outsourcing and offshoring have become established business practices utilised by global firms in order to better compete internationally as well as domestically. The phenomenon has gained significant momentum in the last decade. Now, even advanced tasks that are closer to the core activities of the firm are being offshored and outsourced. This has had a major impact on the design and boundary of the firm in the context of continual globalisation of firm operations. This unit introduces students to the concept of disaggregation of work in the context of increased globalisation. Students learn how firms implement offshoring and outsourcing of activities and the consequent performance implications. Case studies on major multinational enterprises from the financial services and technology sector is used to analyse and evaluate the offshoring and outsourcing strategies. This unit covers the fundamental organisational design elements, the evolution of offshoring and outsourcing, governance models, impact on financial performance, role of culture, regulation and technology, all in the context of an increasingly globalised business.

Classes
1x 3hr seminar per week

Assessment
class participation (10%), mid semester exam (20%), group case project (30%), final exam (40%)

Details

Faculty: Business (Business School)

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: International Business
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Business (Business School)

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: International Business
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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