Emerald Group Publishing, the world’s leading publicist of business research, launches “Strategic Outsourcing, an International Journal”, the new and unique scientific journal founded and edited by Carisma RCT Ltd.

SOIJ is the only journal in the world committed to providing a holistic and global perspective on Strategic Outsourcing, regardless of sector or industry of application.

Until today, both the scientific and industrial communities have been lacking a unique knowledge repository where, for example, studies on IT outsourcing would appear alongside studies on production outsourcing, and operations management papers would appear together with in-depth analysis of service legal agreement from a legal and contractual perspective.

Besides clearly supporting cross learning and the definition of cross-industry best practices, this would support the building of an outsourcing body of knowledge, and developing outsourcing into a discipline on its own.

Our mission with SOIJ is to foster and lead the international debate on Strategic Outsourcing by providing a central, authoritative and independent forum for the critical evaluation and dissemination of research and development, applications, processes and current practices relating to the design, implementation and undertaking of Strategic Outsourcing initiatives.

The University of Bergamo invited Carisma RCT to be part of the panel of experts invited for the launch of the new “Centre for After Sales Services and Supply Chain” (Bergamo, Italy).

Marco Busi delivered the opening keynote “Strategic (out)Sourcing as a sustainable growth strategy”.

Other speakers invited included BREMBO. Attending among others: Volvo, Ducati, Tenaris-Dalmine, BMW.

Prof. Sergio Cavalieri, Founder and Director of the Centre, commenting on Busi's presentation, stated: "Finally a clear presentation of pros and cons of outsourcing: not only theoretical assumptions but rather useful hints from carrying out win-win partnership with third parties".

Carisma RCT is invited to present to the Lombardy Government and the Italian Research Centre for the Lombardy Region: Strategic Outsourcing and “shared services”: innovation friendly business models. (Milan, Dec 17, 2008)Carisma CEO is one of 10 speakers selected out of 600 which have been invited to present.

Dowload the full programme or read the articles on the official "Progetto Magellano" web site (in italian).

The Supply Chain Council invited Carisma RCT at their Annual European Conference, to deliver the Keynote presentation: "Intelligent Outsourcing" together with the University of Strathclyde and the Centre for Business Process Outsourcing.

The presentation focuses on Dr. Busi's research on outsourcing decision making and the project he led when Centre Manager of CBPO co-funded by Scottish Enterprise and the EPSRC.

Douglas Kent, Conference Chair and C.E.O. eKNOWtion (Chicago, London)commenting on Busi's presentation, stated that it was "Definitely one of the best keynotes of the event!".

CallNorthWest invites Carisma RCT at their 2nd Annual Customer Management Conference and Exhibition, to deliver the keynote presentation: "How can lean thinking be applied to customer management".

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