Answered By: Lippincott Library
Last Updated: Apr 04, 2017     Views: 59

For industry overviews and trends, use:
Gartner and perform a keyword search for gartner on outsourcing, to find the latest edition of this yearly report.

Forrester Research and IDC also publish on this topic.

Search Business Source Complete to find MarketLine industry profiles. Enter outsourced services in the keyword search box and set the Publication Type drop-down menu to Industry Profile.

For articles, news, and research reports, search:
Business Source Complete
The Conference Board
Dow Jones Factiva
NBER Working Papers
PAIS International

Try search terms such as outsourcing, offshoring and contracting out.

Use CIO Magazine's Offshoring Portal.

For books, search Franklin.
Search these as Subject Headings: contracting out, offshore outsourcing, industrial procurement and business logistics.

For resources focused on a particular region or country:
A.T. Kearney Global Services Location Index (GSLI) - ranks top 50 countries as destinations for providing outsourcing activities.
EMIS - news and analysis from 4500 global sources. Select a country and search for keywords like outsourcing, offshoring, etc.
Mass Layoff Statistics - US Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Association of Software & Service Companies (NASSCOM) - trade association for IT-BPO industries in India