Strategic Outsourcing in the German Engine Building Industry: An Empirical Study Based on the Ressource Dependence Approach

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Outsourcing is an organizational measure that changesthe ressource dependencies of a Company. In this paper, a framework is developed from the perspective of the ressource dependence approach to explain strategic outsourcing in the German engine building industry. On the basis of the NIFA panel, which describes the Development of this industry, the framework is examined in cross-sectional studies. It can be shown that the RDA contributes to an explanation of organizational changes, both outsourcing and insourcing. In addition, the longitudinal studies show the significance of the strategic, that is, long-term orientation of the ensemble of organizational measures towards company success.
JournalManagement Revue
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)200-228
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2008

    Research areas

  • Outsourcing, Engine Building Industrie, Resource Dependence Theory, Panel Study