(noun) The act or process contracting an outside source to provide work (services) to a business or government, instead of internal employees.
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How to Cite the Definition of Outsourcing
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “outsourcing.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 25, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/outsourcing/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
outsourcing. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/outsourcing/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “outsourcing.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 25, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/outsourcing/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“outsourcing.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 25 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/outsourcing/>.