Offshoring Strategies: Evolving Captive Center Models

Offshoring Strategies: Evolving Captive Center Models

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ISBN-13: 9780262015608
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 02/25/2011
Series: The MIT Press
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ilan Oshri is Associate Professor of Strategy and Technology Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He is the coauthor of The Handbook of Global Outsourcing and Offshoring and Outsourcing Global Services: Knowledge, Innovation and Social Capital , and other books.

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Mary C. Lacity

Ilan Oshri, the world's leading researcher on the topic, has provided the most comprehensive coverage of captive centers ever published—an area that is extremely important to global businesses, yet understudied. This book should be of interest to senior executives and directors of business units of every global firm.

Mark Kobayashi-Hillary

As outsourcing has become ever more complex, the captive model of offshoring has fallen from favor. In this timely volume, Oshri explores how there is not only life remaining in the captive model, but also that captive centers deserve a reappraisal for the new decade.

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There is not a single book on offshoring that does such a compelling job of explaining offshoring strategies. Most existing books focus on offshore operations—which is quite important—but we really need to understand offshoring strategies first. Oshri carefully analyzes the strategic options that offshore captive centers can pursue. And clearly, the captive center option isn't dead, as some have too quickly asserted, but evolving. As with any juicy business book, the in-depth case narratives of six giant global firms' captive centers are rich and lively, offering valuable insight for the global sourcing decision maker.

Erran Carmel, Kogod School of Business, American University, and coauthor of Offshoring Information Technology

From the Publisher

As outsourcing has become ever more complex, the captive model of offshoring has fallen from favor. In this timely volume, Oshri explores how there is not only life remaining in the captive model, but also that captive centers deserve a reappraisal for the new decade.

Mark Kobayashi-Hillary , author of Global Services: Moving to a Level Playing Field and Building a Future with BRICs

Ilan Oshri, the world's leading researcher on the topic, has provided the most comprehensive coverage of captive centers ever published—an area that is extremely important to global businesses, yet understudied. This book should be of interest to senior executives and directors of business units of every global firm.

Mary C. Lacity , Professor of Information Systems and International Business Fellow, University of Missouri—St. Loui

The reports of the death of the offshore captive center, it turns out, have been greatly exaggerated. Yet even as the captive model resurges, corporations continue to struggle with their overseas operations. Ilan Oshri offers the only in-depth examination of the offshore captive center trend and strategies for how to do it right.

Stephanie Overby , Business Journalist

There is not a single book on offshoring that does such a compelling job of explaining offshoring strategies. Most existing books focus on offshore operations—which is quite important—but we really need to understand offshoring strategies first. Oshri carefully analyzes the strategic options that offshore captive centers can pursue. And clearly, the captive center option isn't dead, as some have too quickly asserted, but evolving. As with any juicy business book, the in-depth case narratives of six giant global firms' captive centers are rich and lively, offering valuable insight for the global sourcing decision maker.

Erran Carmel , Kogod School of Business, American University, and coauthor of Offshoring Information Technology

Erran Carmel

There is not a single book on offshoring that does such a compelling job of explaining offshoring strategies. Most existing books focus on offshore operations—which is quite important—but we really need to understand offshoring strategies first. Oshri carefully analyzes the strategic options that offshore captive centers can pursue. And clearly, the captive center option isn't dead, as some have too quickly asserted, but evolving. As with any juicy business book, the in-depth case narratives of six giant global firms' captive centers are rich and lively, offering valuable insight for the global sourcing decision maker.

Stephanie Overby

The reports of the death of the offshore captive center, it turns out, have been greatly exaggerated. Yet even as the captive model resurges, corporations continue to struggle with their overseas operations. Ilan Oshri offers the only in-depth examination of the offshore captive center trend and strategies for how to do it right.

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