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Examination of outsourcing of components and finished products from Australia to companies in China : inter-firm business problems, solutions and business success factors

Wang, Jeffrey Jian (2012) Examination of outsourcing of components and finished products from Australia to companies in China : inter-firm business problems, solutions and business success factors. Other Degree thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

Manufacturing structures have partly changed from high levels of vertical integration to outsourcing during the past twenty to thirty years. As a result, outsourcing has often become the preferred choice for labour intensive products. In Australia, many companies have increased their outsourcing of components and finished products to developing countries, particularly mainland China, primarily to take advantage of lower labour and other production costs. Thus decisions in outsourcing are fundamental to organisational restructuring. However, although outsourcing can achieve many significant benefits, it presents a variety of new risks and problems due to the extension of supply chains, and needs solutions.

Item Type: Thesis (Other Degree thesis)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: corporations, businesses, Australian, Chinese, vertical integration, transaction cost economics, TCE, offshore production, business success, business to business, supply lines
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
FOR Classification > 1505 Marketing
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2012 03:24
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:58
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/19412
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