Investigating the impact of outsourcing security services at the Foods Company Limited

Mulumbe, Elida (2015) Investigating the impact of outsourcing security services at the Foods Company Limited. Masters thesis, University of Bolton.

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The Foods Company Limited outsourced its security services to eliminate theft problem therefore the researcher was investigating the impact of outsourcing security services at The Foods Company Limited. The literature on outsourcing was reviewed and analysed, this contributed to the theoretical knowledge on the topic under study. The literature played a big role in determining important areas and this helped to build ideas on the research questions. Several methodologies were used to get more information on the topic under study. Interpretivism type of philosophy was used since a researcher was more interested to know the people’s opinions and feelings on the topic under study. Case study was one of the research strategies used in this research and it played a big role in getting in depth information on people’s feelings about the topic. The data collection was conducted using questionnaires and the data was quantified for easy analysis. Content analysis played a big role in the data analysis. The findings showed that most of the research questions were addressed. The general findings showed that The Foods Company Limited achieved the main purpose of outsourcing which was elimination of theft therefore outsourcing has an impact of risk reduction. The findings on the topic under study will help organisations to have broader knowledge on outsourcing and this will help them to make informed decision before implementing the outsourcing strategy According to the research findings mixing of in house and outsourcing of security services has not been fully supported by researchers, therefore the researcher recommends an investigation into the impact of mixing inhouse and outsourcing of security services.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Electronic version of the dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree MSc. Supply Chain Management awarded by University of Bolton in conjunction with Malawi Institute of Management
Divisions: University of Bolton Theses > Off-campus Division
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2016 15:54
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2019 07:56

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