ANALYSING THE IMPACT OF THE PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF OUTSOURCING DECISION-MAKING CRITERIA: A MANUFACTURING CASE STUDY
Keywords:the impact of the product life cycle (PLC), core competencies, information leakage risk, technological capability, Friedman?s test, Kendall?s W test
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study has been carried out to discover the impact of the product life cycle (PLC) on the importance of outsourcing decision-making criteria in a manufacturing firm. The four dimensions of outsourcing decision-making were identified, based on a literature review and on the conditions of the firm: (1) core competencies, (2) information leakage risk, (3) technological capability, and (4) cost. A case study and survey research were used, along with two non-parametric tests (Friedman
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