Towards Sustainable Offshore Outsourcing: A Case Study of Quebec Manufacturing Firms Outsourcing to China

11 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2010 Last revised: 12 Mar 2012

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Muhammad Mohiuddin

Thompson Rivers University

Zhan Su

Université Laval

Albert Su

Université Laval

Date Written: March 1, 2010

Abstract

The offshore-outsourcing choice is viewed as a source of factory closures and job losses in many developed countries including Canada. The current exploratory paper using qualitative case study methods presents experiences from four Canadian companies based in the province of Quebec. It shows that offshore outsourcing is an important business strategy that can create overall firm-level competitiveness through the generation of more revenues, higher profits, better customer satisfaction, and increased investments in R&D and core competency development.

Keywords: Sustainable Offshore-Outsourcing, Competitiveness, Core Competence, China, New Global Division of Labor (NGDL).

Suggested Citation

Mohiuddin, Muhammad and Su, Zhan and Su, Albert, Towards Sustainable Offshore Outsourcing: A Case Study of Quebec Manufacturing Firms Outsourcing to China (March 1, 2010). Journal of CENTRUM Cathedra, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 84-94, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1588218

Muhammad Mohiuddin (Contact Author)

Thompson Rivers University ( email )

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Zhan Su

Université Laval ( email )

2214 Pavillon J-A. DeSeve
Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4
Canada

Albert Su

Université Laval

2214 Pavillon J-A. DeSeve
Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4
Canada

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