International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Outsourcing: A Review of Trends, Winners & Losers and Future Directions
Zafar Iqbal, Aasim Munir Dad

The primary objective of this paper is to analyse the outsourcing trends in last one decade and to forecast the future on the basis of past studies. In this paper concepts and trends about outsourcing has been discussed on the basis of past studies. An extensive amount of literature review has been done to obtain the objective. This paper demonstrates the previous literature and findings. Outsourcing has become inevitable and virtually many of the multinationals are outsourcing to utilise scarce in-house resources. In this research it is being observed that owners of the companies are the prime winners in outsourcing and off shoring situation. Further, a detailed review of literature indicates that along with many other motives cost factor cause major influence in outsourcing decisions. There is an ultimate outcry over the jobs going overseas from industrialized nations such as United States, the UK and the western World. However, the net economic gains for these countries are growing, and outsourcing to an offshore destination will be on the rise for the foreseeable future. The emergence of new players would challenge India’s position in IT services and multinationals would make best of the new low cost destinations.

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