Why is outsourcing becoming increasingly common in the firms you selected?

This assignment requires you to conduct research and produce an essay that contains a comparison and contrast between two different product-based firms and that answers these questions as it relates to those firms:

  • Explain and discuss: Why is outsourcing becoming increasingly common in the firms you selected?
  • Explain and discuss: What are the “core competencies” as it relates to your selections?
  • Explain and discuss the dangers of not focusing on “core competencies” and expanding to new venues as it relates to your selections.
  • Explain and discuss the three dangers vertical integration introduces, as it relates to your selections.
  • Explain and discuss the inherent danger in attempting to maintain a stable workforce by outsourcing during peaks in demand as it relates to your selections.

Instructions:

  • Your essay will require an organizational structure that includes the introduction section, conclusion section, and individual sections that address each of questions, above.
  • Write a 3- to 4-page paper, (page count doesn’t include the required title and reference pages).
  • Your paper must be properly cited APA/ American sources

  • You must support your analysis with at least four scholarly references. Sources such as Wikipedia, USA Today, Fox News, or MSNBC news do not qualify as scholarly references.