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Specialization

Simon Domberger

in The Contracting Organization

Published in print November 1998 | ISBN: 9780198774570
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596148 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198774575.003.0005
 Specialization

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This chapter and the next three consider the alternative means through which a contracting strategy is devised and implemented. Chapter 5 identifies the sources of added value generated through a greater degree of specialization––what the management literature refers to as the focus on the organization's distinctive capabilities. The different parts of the chapter are as follows: Redefining organizational boundaries; How does specialization add value? Specialization and competition; Patterns of specialization; and Who benefits from specialization?

Keywords: added value; competition; contracting out; contracting strategies; organizational boundaries; outsourcing; specialization

Chapter.  8153 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Microeconomics

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