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Describe pros and cons of outsourcing.

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There are always certain risks in outsourcing, which is one of the biggest disadvantages. When companies outsource, there is a reputation risk. Because outsourcing creates jobs elsewhere while it generally decreases the available jobs in the domestic country, outsourcing is often seen as a negative. When large companies outsource, they're usually subject to a high ...

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This solution discusses the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing, including why companies often have to begin outsourcing initiatives. References are also included with this discussion.

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