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New research centre on global sourcing and services announced
26 July 2012
Loughborough University School of Business and Economics is pleased to announce the launch of a new research centre on global sourcing and services.
Led by Professor Ilan Oshri, the Centre for Global Sourcing and Services will examine trends and practices of various sourcing models, such as captive shared services, outsourcing, offshoring and back-sourcing.
The centre’s main objective is to undertake an independent research on the trends and practices in global sourcing of IT and business services and to improve sourcing practices through on-going engagement with managers and policy makers.
Prof Oshri said: “In many ways, this is a perfect time to launch a research centre on global sourcing of IT and business services. With mounting reports that many organisations struggle with their outsourcing and offshoring engagements, the unprecedented growth in shared service investments and – on the other hand – recent reports about significant back-sourcing, it has become imperative to understand the effects of such trends on management practices, policy making and society”.
The Centre draws upon an outstanding network of researchers from the School of Business and Economics, London School of Economics, Warwick Business School, Bath University and Said Business School.
The Centre is also working with media and industrial partners such as Professional Outsourcing magazine and IBM.