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Book Review of Outsourcing and Human Resource Management by Ruth Taplin editor

Outsourcing and Human Resource Management: An International Survey (Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia): An International Survey (Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia) (Hardcover)
by Ruth Taplin (Editor)

Now it is tricky for me to say too much about this book because I am likely to be a bit biased – I was involved in writing three of the chapters. However I do think it is an extremely good book, and offers a very much needed analysis of a wide range of issues around outsourcing. Hats off to Ruth Taplin for gathering together these chapters, she has made an excellent job of developing knowledge in this area.

Here is the Synopsis
Outsourcing is an increasingly popular strategy deployed by a variety of institutions, including banks, multinational companies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This book assesses the problems and solutions for those attempting to outsource through an analysis of human resource management, insourcing, lifecycles of the project, insurance requirements, operational management and recruitment within the context of the financial services industry, automotive and IT industries of Japan, North and South Korea, South Africa, Mexico, Eastern Europe, China and India. Including detailed comparative case studies, this book: considers how outsourcing can best be made to work; explores the human side of outsourcing; offers practical advice for improving organizational relationships and performance; looks at important practices such as insourcing; and, provides much needed analysis of the risk and insurance issues involved in outsourcing.

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