Research Proposal on Strategic Outsourcing

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Running head: BUSINESS RESEARCH PROPOSALBusiness Research ProposalName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor note
1BUSINESS RESEARCH PROPOSALAbstract:For companies to achieve growth quickly and attain a faster rate of production, they haveshifted from traditional practices to some new systems in their work process. Companies havestarted using strategic outsourcing of their works in order to reduce the costs and increaseoverall efficiency in the operations. The aim of this research proposal is to focus on theapplication of strategic outsourcing in various companies and the various merits and demeritsof the process. The proposal will put light on the various scopes that outsourcing creates for acompany to enhance its performance.
2BUSINESS RESEARCH PROPOSALTable of ContentsIntroduction................................................................................................................................3Project Objectives......................................................................................................................3Project Scope..............................................................................................................................4Literature review........................................................................................................................4Research question.......................................................................................................................6Primary question....................................................................................................................6Secondary question................................................................................................................7Research Design and Methodology...........................................................................................7Qualitative Research..............................................................................................................7Quantitative research..............................................................................................................7Research limitation.....................................................................................................................7Time Schedule............................................................................................................................8Conclusion..................................................................................................................................8Reference list............................................................................................................................10Appendix 1...............................................................................................................................12
3BUSINESS RESEARCH PROPOSALIntroductionOutsourcing in the general sense refers to the transfer of certain processes, whichwere previously taken care of by the company internally, to the organizations in a distant landso that the process becomes cheaper and faster (Dolgui & Proth, 2013). However, it is sharingof work but outsourcing is a lot different from subcontracting or joint manufacturing (Guers,Martin & Wybo, 2014). The primary motive that drives organizations to move towardsoutsourcing is the benefit of cost reduction that is huge and reduces the annual expensessubsequently for the company. The benefits are in plenty but such a process is not without itsdrawbacks. The aim of this research proposal is to focus on the areas that prove to beadvantageous to the company and the areas that pose threat to the company when strategicoutsourcing is used in practice. The proposed research method will lead to collection of bothprimary and secondary data that will be taken into account to understand the variousimplications that outsourcing can have both positive as well as negative in its nature.Project ObjectivesThe objective of this research proposal is to gain an insight into the benefits anddrawbacks that are posed by outsourcing. The research proposal will look at the variouspossible results both positive and negative that can incur with the practice of strategicoutsourcing. The issue of quality, company image, cost effectiveness and also the amount offailure in outsourcing process, all will be taken into account to understand the process ofoutsourcing in totality. The various levels of outsourcing will be evaluated to find out theeffectiveness of strategic outsourcing practice over the other prevalent practices.
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