Study: Outsourcing Decision-Making in Mining Industry (2013)

Outsourcing Decision-Making in Mining Industry (2013)

Niskanen, Salla
University of Oulu

The objective of this research is to describe the nature of an outsourcing in mining industry and the main focus of outsourcing will be in the characteristics of outsourcing decision-making and its implications on outsourcing decision-making process.

Mining industry sector is offering interesting facets for outsourcing as a practice due to the remote locations, mine lifecycle, limited and specified supply market and challenging production. The theoretical contribution of this research creates knowledge from the typical elements of the outsourcing decision in mining industry and shows where the motivators and factors are typically encountered in such decisions, and how they affect to the outsourcing process.