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On the role of sunk costs and asset specificity in outsourcing decisions: a research note

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  • Roodhooft, Filip
  • Warlop, Luk

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  • Roodhooft, Filip & Warlop, Luk, 1999. "On the role of sunk costs and asset specificity in outsourcing decisions: a research note," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 24(4), pages 363-369, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:aosoci:v:24:y:1999:i:4:p:363-369
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    1. Holl, Adelheid, 2008. "Production subcontracting and location," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(3), pages 299-309, May.
    2. Anderson, Shannon W. & Glenn, David & Sedatole, Karen L., 2000. "Sourcing parts of complex products: evidence on transactions costs, high-powered incentives and ex-post opportunism," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 25(8), pages 723-749, November.
    3. Diego Rodríguez Rodríguez & Fernando Merino de Lucas, 2001. "The demand of business services in Spain," Working Papers 02/01, Instituto Universitario de Análisis Económico y Social.
    4. Caglio, Ariela & Ditillo, Angelo, 2008. "A review and discussion of management control in inter-firm relationships: Achievements and future directions," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 33(7-8), pages 865-898.
    5. Emmanuel Agwu Arisi-Nwugballa, 2016. "Does Outsourcing Improve Quality of Service in Public Healthcare Institutions in South-East Nigeria?," International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, vol. 6(2), pages 196-203, April.
    6. Patricia Gabaldón Quiñones & Carlos Iglesias Fernández & Elena Mañas Alcón, 2002. "El empleo en los servicios sociales, culturales y comunitarios," Working Papers 01/02, Instituto Universitario de Análisis Económico y Social.
    7. Caroline Stiel, 2017. "Modern Public Enterprises: Organisational Innovation and Productivity," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1713, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    8. Simon C. Parker, 2010. "Contracting Out, Public Policy And Entrepreneurship," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 57(2), pages 119-144, May.
    9. repec:eee:touman:v:47:y:2015:i:c:p:97-106 is not listed on IDEAS
    10. Lilian Nanjala Wabwile & G.S. Namusonge, 2015. "Determinants of Outsourcing as a Competitive Strategy in Supply Chain Management of Manufacturing Companies in Kenya (A Case Study of East African Breweries Limited)," International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, vol. 5(5), pages 190-202, May.

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