Insourcing: Reversing American Outsourcing in the New World Economy

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Sikula, Andrew, Sr.; Kim, Chong W.; Braun, Charles K.; Sikula, John
personnel management; employee morale; employee loyalty; communication in management; contracting out; Business; Business Administration, Management, and Operations; Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods
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The article discusses the need to understand the pendulum swing of human resource between insourcing and outsourcing work effort and accomplishment. The strengths of insourcing, or the use of labor within national boundaries to sustain the functions of an organization, is said to include efficient communication within the organization, enhanced employee morale and loyalty, and a high degree of control over people and resources. It is believed that there would be a resurgence of insourcing in the U.S., mainly within the government sector.