Evaluating foreign operation modes

  • Rudolf Grünig
  • Dirk Morschett


When a company has decided that a product – a final product, a semifinished product or a raw material – or a service should be sourced from a foreign country, it has to select a suitable operation mode. There is a wide range of options to choose from. In this chapter the different operation modes are described and then a number of tools are presented which can help companies to choose between them.


Operation Mode Foreign Country Joint Venture Intermediate Good Procurement Office 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Grünig
    • 1
  • Dirk Morschett
    • 2
  1. 1.Chair of ManagementUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland
  2. 2.Chair for International ManagementUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland

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