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Globally, outsourcing has been a popular strategy to achieve a lower cost of production, get access to specialist and shorten the development period for firms. However, its effectiveness is largely dependent upon the way outsourcing is planned and executed. Future managers are expected to be aware of the possible outcomes associated with an outsourcing decision that goes wrong. By indulging management students in activities resembling real life decision dilemma, they can be imbibed with skills to take appropriate outsourcing related decisions. Other than outsourcing process, the simulation can also be used to teach consensus and conflict management, problem diagnosis and critical thinking.
|Journal||Do or Delegate: Developing an Outsourcing Plan|