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Business and Management.
This paper investigates what is happening in Ireland at the moment regards outsourcing. It
looks into the literature review and the survey conducted. The research took place over a period
of two years, initially as a literature review, and then the survey was conducted through the
mediums of e-mail and the postal service. The survey analysis found that Ireland was the most
likely place for Irish companies to outsource to, and that nearly 40 percent of the companies that
have been surveyed have started on their latest outsourcing initiative since 2004. This indicates
that outsourcing is still important on the Island on Ireland, and is important management strategy
in terms of SCM (supply chain management). It further shows that Irish companies have
confidence in the fact that outsourcing can help their companys’ in some way.
The purpose of the literature review and the survey was to come up with an outsourcing
roadmap for companies that are considering outsourcing. It builds on what is already in the
literature to provide what is felt a comprehensive guide for companies that outsource.
O'Riordan, A., Sweeney, E.:Outsourcing in Ireland: a Literature Review, Survey and Case Study Perspective. New Models of Management in the knowledge Economy, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Irish Academy of Management 2006, Cork, September 2006