Interested in trying "vested outsourcing" but don't know where to start? A new book, The Vested Outsourcing Manual: A Guide for Creating Successful Business and Outsourcing Agreements, can help. The manual outlines a methodology for creating an outsourcing agreement in which both parties are mutually invested in a successful outcome.
Kate Vitasek, a faculty member at the University of Tennessee's Center for Executive Education, wrote the book together with Jeanette Nyden, Jacqueline Crawford, and Katherine Kawamoto. The manual draws on research conducted by the University of Tennessee with the U.S. Air Force on supply chain outsourcing and serves as a companion piece to Vitasek's earlier work, Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing.
The methodology described in the book provides a template that parties to an outsourcing agreement can use to help create a partnership based on true collaboration and mutual gain. It also explains ways companies can share their evolving expertise, manage change, and encourage each other to innovate while managing risk.
Published by Palgrave Macmillan, the hardcover edition of The Vested Outsourcing Manual: A Guide for Creating Successful Business and Outsourcing Agreements sells for $85. For more information or to order, go to us.macmillan.com/thevestedoutsourcingmanual or www.vestedoutsourcing.com/books.