Outsourcing Management

Outsourcing, alliances, partnerships, and joint ventures have become increasingly popular and important over time, but the skills needed to effectively manage in these multiple organizational business contexts are not the same as the skills needed within a single business enterprise. Business professionals are expected to have the skills needed to manage outsourced operations and to mitigate associated risks.  When managed effectively, such complex organizational forms can improve effectiveness and efficiency, but costs and risks may outweigh the benefits, if not effectively managed.

This course is designed to provide answers to the following questions:

  1. Why are inter-organizational business structures, including outsourcing, increasing overtime?
  2. What are the challenges of managing outsourcing and vendor relationships?
  3. What are techniques which can be effective in facilitating outsourcing success?

Professor Clark of HKUST has degrees in Engineering (BS), Law (JD), Business (Harvard MBA) and IS Management (Harvard DBA), and has taught multiple MBA and MSc ISM courses in the past. Dr. Clark also has extensive consulting experience with McKinsey & Company, involving sourcing, strategy, and operations.

Check with your MBA Director about how to apply.

Course Date & Time

The course will be taught February 5 - March 25 on Wednesdays, 20:00 - 22:30, Hong Kong time. No class on March 11 or 18.