Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Sean Maynard
Outsourcing has become a routine part of management, yet it remains far from easy. In general, the concept of using external organizations (whether domestic or offshore) is considered an efficient and logical way to get things done, and is indeed widely accepted in many sectors of the economy. However, the learning curve is significant, it involves considerable hard work by both parties on a daily basis, and the results are highly dependent on the capabilities of the organizations involved. This subject focuses on the crucial activities that make a difference between success and disappointment.
This subject provides an overview of both the theory and practice of managing outsourcing throughout the lifecycle.
Topics discussed are:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject students must obtain at least 50% of the marks available for the tests.
Cullen, S., Lacity, M. and Willcocks, L. Outsourcing: All You Need to Know. Either paperback edition on http://www.amazon.com/Outsourcing-All-You-Need-Know/dp/0992343615 or digital edition on http://whiteplumepublishing.com/
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
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Learning and Teaching Methods
The subject is delivered in 4 hour classes. Each class will be made up of a combination of lectures, discussions and tutorial type activities. Outside class, students will study through prescribed readings.
Additional readings are available via the LMS.
This subject is relevant to careers in with purchasers and/or providers of outsourced services, in addition to those running or considering their own business in the area.
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