on 22 December 2004
Author Michael F. Corbett boldly stakes out the territory for his book on outsourcing. As a consultant and as an advocate of the offshore outsourcing movement, he states plainly that he wants this to become the essential guidebook for anyone considering outsourcing. Impressively, he takes great strides toward achieving just that. Clearly written and easily readable, his book refutes exaggerated concerns about job loss while providing nuts and bolts advice on getting started, picking a leader for your outsource project design team, negotiating contracts and maintaining your relationship with your outsourcing vendor. He makes a sound case for a strategic approach to outsourcing as a potential primary driver of the global economy. We find that his comprehensive treatment of outsourcing issues makes this a must-read for anyone who seeks a better understanding of the outsourcing phenomenon, particularly executives thinking about dipping their toes into offshore waters.
on 25 September 2005
Corbett is one of the leading advisors on outsourcing in business today. He has advised the US government on the subject and been responsible for promoting the use of outsourcing as a business strategy for over a decade now. His book is really a summary of his wisdom and experience in this marketplace. He looks a little at the history of strategic sourcing and then charges through the topic, detailing how to get it right in each chapter. It really is an easy to read book that is focused on the outsourcing professional and should be on the desk of all managers involved in outsourcing decisions.