Co-Authors: Kate Vitasek, Jeanette Nyden
Co-author info: Lecturers, Center for Executive Education
Publication Date: June 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Synopsis: Today’s companies must build deep collaborative relationships with their suppliers that can accelerate the pace of innovation and competitive advantage amidst a new era of continual change and transformational shifts. This requires adopting a new methodology that has the inherent framework to design new levels of collaboration to drive business value. This new methodology is Vested Outsourcing. The Vested Outsourcing Manual is the companion guide to Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing, the research study conducted by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, that challenged the conventional approach to how companies outsource. In The Vested Outsourcing Manual, Kate Vitasek, Jeanette Nyden and their co-authors have taken the Five Rules of Vested Outsourcing and developed the roadmap to creating a Vested Agreement through which each party has a vested interest in mutually defined and desired outcomes.