Logistics Outsourcing in Russia: Factors Influencing Entrepreneurial Decisions and Market Prospects
The author explores history and present developments of logistics outsourcing in Russia. He does it to test the underlying set of theoretical frameworks that governs outsourcing decisions made by entrepreneurs. The framework called the “five forces of outsourcing” consists from a blend of existing theories and includes a theory developed by the author. The analysis is based on industries with massive logistics operations – raw materials. The article finds that the volume of the logistics outsourcing market in Russia is less than that of the developed economies. At the same time, it has good prospect for growth with trust mounting up between outsourcing providers and customers.