The East Asian Journal of Business Management (EAJBM) Vol.8 No. 3 (p.23-31)

The Comparative Financial Performance of Outsourcing and Vertically Integrated Corporations

키워드 :
Outsourcing Strategy,Vertical Integration,Financial Performance,Profitability Ratios

목차

Abstract
1. Introduction
2. Literature Review and Hypothesis Development
  2.1. Theoretical Background
3. Methodology
  3.1. Data Collection Method
  3.2. Sampling Technique
  3.3. Operationalization of Variables
  3.4. Statistical Model
4. Results and Discussion
  4.1. Independent Sample T-Test Analysis
  4.2. Theoretical perspective and Modern Managerlinking with Transaction Cost Economies Theory.
  4.3. Discussion
5. Conclusion and Recommendation
  5.1. Limitations
  5.2. Recommendations
References

초록

Purpose - The purpose of this study is to analyze the comparative financial performance of outsourcing and vertically integrated corporations from Footwear and Apparel industry.
Research design, data, and methodology - Secondary data is collected from the published audited annual reports of the footwear and apparel corporations listed on stock exchanges globally. In the current study, 40 footwear firms have been opted that include 20 vertically integrated and 20 outsourcing firms. The sample is distributed into two groups based on threshold up-to 50 percent respectively outsourcing and vertically integrated companies. Sample independent t-test is applied to compare the financial performance of outsourcing and vertically integrated firms.
Results - Based on the investigation of 10 years’ data of financial ratio, the results of the study show that there is significant difference between outsourcing and vertical integration strategy on return on assets, return on equity while insignificant difference has found with profit margin.
Conclusions - The findings of the current study indicates that there is significant difference between the financial performance of outsourcing and vertically integrated firms in terms of return on asset, return on equity and insignificant difference in terms of profit margin.