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Les changements organisationnels liés aux stratégies d'externalisation:le cas d'une entreprise industrielle


  • Berengère Gosse


  • Caroline Sargis-Roussel
  • Pierre-Antoine Sprimont

    (Université de Valenciennes)


Outsourcing is one of the main origins of firm's shrinkage. Outsourcing strategy can be defined as the purchase of a product or a service, which was previously internally realized. This purchased resource remains indispensable to the value creation chain. This paper tries to provide elements of answer to the following question:What are the organizational consequences of outsourcing ? Transaction Cost Theory (TCT) and Resource Based View (RBV) literature are the main theories mobilized to understand outsourcing strategy. We present the case study of a French company that outsourcized most of its functions. We conclude with four propositions concerning organizational and human impacts of outsourcing strategy.

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  • Berengère Gosse & Caroline Sargis-Roussel & Pierre-Antoine Sprimont, 2002. "Les changements organisationnels liés aux stratégies d'externalisation:le cas d'une entreprise industrielle," Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie,, vol. 5(1), pages 101-128, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:dij:revfcs:v:5:y:2002:i:q1:p:101-128

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    1. Michel Kalika, 1999. "Contrôle et autonomie de la GRH dans les relations client-fournisseur," Post-Print hal-00155977, HAL.
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    2. Karine Fabre & Gwenaëlle Nogatchewsky & Anne Pezet, 2010. "Contribution à une histoire de l’externalisation:le cas Renault (1945-1975)," Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie,, vol. 13(2), pages 145-188., June.

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    outsourcing; organizational change; case study.;

    JEL classification:

    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • L24 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Contracting Out; Joint Ventures


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