Outsourcing of Manufactoring R&D Functions - Motives and Results (in Finnish with English abstract and summary)
AbstractThis study analyses the motives and results of outsourcing. According to the results, companies have pursued outsourcing for a variety of reasons. Cost savings are the major driving force behind the outsourcing of production function. Increased flexibility, focusing and additional capacity are other important motives. In most cases, R&D outsourcing is driven by knowledge acquisition, but increasing R&D capacity and increasing flexibility are also important motives. In addition to outsourcing motives, another major result of the study concerns the results of out-sourcing. Approximately 50% of companies have completely achieved the original goals of outsourcing. Moreover, the targeted cost savings have been completely achieved in 40% of cases.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy in its series Discussion Papers with number 1071.
Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-02-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-INO-2007-02-24 (Innovation)
- NEP-KNM-2007-02-24 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-TID-2007-02-24 (Technology & Industrial Dynamics)
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