TITLE

Australia and NZ slow to take up outsourcing

PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Supply Management;7/3/2008, Vol. 13 Issue 14, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that decentralized purchasing and the lack of scale and experience are cited as factors affecting the growth of procurement outsourcing (PO) in Australia and New Zealand. Everest Research Institute has analyzed the PO market in both countries and found that local buyers were conservative in their approach to outsourcing because few deals have been signed and they have concerns over the negative connotations associated with PO.
ACCESSION #
33269718

 

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