Outsourcing of Manufactoring R&D Functions – Motives and Results (in Finnish with English abstract and summary)

Jyrki Ali-Yrkkö

This study analyses the motives and results of outsourcing. According to the results, companies have pursued outsourcing for a variety of reasons. Cost savings are the major driving force behind the outsourcing of production function. Increased flexibility, focusing and additional capacity are other important motives. In most cases, R&D outsourcing is driven by knowledge acquisition, but increasing R&D capacity and increasing flexibility are also important motives. In addition to outsourcing motives, another major result of the study concerns the results of out-sourcing. Approximately 50% of companies have completely achieved the original goals of outsourcing. Moreover, the targeted cost savings have been completely achieved in 40% of cases.

Publication info

Series
Discussion Papers no. 1071
Date
2007
Keywords
outsourcing, production, research and development, services, motives, success
Avainsanat
ulkoistus, tuotanto, tutkimus ja kehitys, palvelut, motiivit, onnistuminen
Pages
16
Price
10 €
Language
Finnish