Creating Value with Make-or-Buy Decisions

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)


There are now few larger companies who have not outsourced significant parts of their IT. This makes questions about which IT services should be produced internally and which should be bought from the outside very important. When making this decision, many companies rely on rather vague statements, such as looking at what is part of their core competencies and what is not. However, a good “make-or-buy” decision should not be based on such “superficial” competency considerations. Rather, it deserves a sound basis of concrete criteria.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Detecon International GmbHCologneGermany
  2. 2.T-Systems International GmbHSaarbrückenGermany

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