Definition: Outsourcing

Business registers

Delegating (part of) activities to an outside contractor. Production can be externalized to a third-party service provider in home country, or to a third-party provider abroad; either to an independent company or to an affiliate of another multinational enterprise group.
Source:
Eurostat, "Business registers. Recommendations manual", Methodologies and Working Papers, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2010
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