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Outsourcing vs insourcing in the human resource supply chain: a comparison of five generic models

Published on Nov 1, 2006in Personnel Review1.36
· DOI :10.1108/00483480610702728
Tom Kosnik1
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,
Diana J. Wong-MingJi3
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(EMU: Eastern Michigan University),
Kristine F. Hoover3
Estimated H-index: 3
(BGSU: Bowling Green State University)
Abstract
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop a typology of human resource supply chain (HRSC) models that enable comparison of different models for making more informed strategic HR outsourcing decisions.Design/methodology/approach – In the paper interviews and company documents were used to construct multiple comparative case studies.Findings – The paper finds that five generic HRSC models were identified in two broad categories – two in‐sourcing models (local contracting and HR centralizing) and three outsourcing models (purchasing HR, non‐staffing HR, and staffing HR). Additional findings relate to the redistribution of power and competencies for managing HR within and between organizations.Research limitations/implications – The paper shows that future research should account for different HRSC models to address various dependent variables, especially distribution of power and HR competencies in managing HR supply chains and contribution to firm performance. Future studies on strategic alliances ...
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