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English definition of “outsourcing”

outsourcing

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈaʊtˌsɔːsɪŋ/ PRODUCTION, HR, WORKPLACE
a situation in which a company employs another organization to do some of its work, rather than using its own employees to do it: E-commerce, globalization, and outsourcing are all changing the production and distribution of products and services.the outsourcing of sth (to sth) Proposals to reduce the current workload are expected to include the outsourcing of some planning work to the private sector. →  Compare insourcing →  See also strategic outsourcing
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