Les Cahiers de Recherche - HEC Paris
Bertrand QUELIN and Jerome BARTHELEMY
Competence, specificity and outsourcing: impact on the complexity of the contract
Abstract: This paper focuses on the link between the three types of
specificity and the complexity of outsourcing contracts because specificity
is generally considered as the most important transaction cost attribute.
It also integrates external uncertainty in the model. External uncertainty
is a multidimensional concept that reflects the lack of knowledge about
events that may take place in the environment
Keywords: outsourcing; transaction cost economics; resource-based view; contracts; partial least squares; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: G31; G32; G34; (follow links to similar papers)
29 pages, March 1, 2002
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