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Business Process Outsourcing: The Competitive Advantage / Edition 1

Business Process Outsourcing: The Competitive Advantage / Edition 1

by Rick L. Click, Thomas N. Duening


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Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is becoming the new revolution as company's of all sizes are seeking to take advantage of this source of competitive advantage.
This book provides a step-by-step approach to understanding the application of Business Process Outsourcing, assessing the BPO opportunity in the company, and then managing the transition to BPO. It serves as a guide to implementing BPO and as a reference source to solving the variety of issues that may arise during a BPO initiative. Each chapter features a case study, insight from a practitioner, focus on how BPO affects people, and ethical considerations.
* Discusses both the how and why of business process outsourcing with a straightforward "how to" approach.
* Provides managers with the tools to analyse the BPO opportunities for their own firms, as well as techniques and strategies for managing a BPO initiative.
* Empowers businesses of all sizes to take advantage of this all-encompassing business revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471655770
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/18/2004
Pages: 241
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

RICK L. CLICK is the CEO of American Outsourcing Group, LLC (, a Houston-based business process outsourcing consulting firm.

THOMAS N. DUENING is Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Houston–Downtown, and President of INSYTE Business Research Group (

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Table of Contents




PART ONE: BPO Overview.

CHAPTER 1: What Is So Revolutionary about BPO?

CHAPTER 2: Who Is Using BPO and How?

PART TWO: To BPO or Not to BPO?

CHAPTER 3: Identify and Select the BPO Opportunity.

CHAPTER 4: Identify and Manage the Costs of BPO.

PART THREE: BPO Vendor Selection.

CHAPTER 5: Identify and Select a BPO Vendor.

CHAPTER 6: BPO Contracts.

PART FOUR: Executing an Outsourcing Project.

CHAPTER 7: Managing the BPO Transition.

CHAPTER 8: Managing the Buyer–Vendor Relationship.

CHAPTER 9: Infrastructure Considerations and Challenges.

CHAPTER 10: Business Risks and Mitigation Strategies.

PART FIVE: The Future of BPO.

CHAPTER 11: Future Potential for BPO.



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