outsourcing(redirected from Bodyshopping)
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tr.v. out·sourced, out·sourc·ing, out·sourc·es
1. To delegate (a task, function, or responsibility) to an independent provider: "Most retailers outsource the bulk of their manufacturing to Third World countries, where labor is dramatically cheaper" (James Surowiecki).
2. To relocate or transfer (jobs) to another labor market: "Although the absolute number of jobs outsourced from developed countries to China remains small, the threat that firms could produce offshore helps to keep a lid on wages" (The Economist).
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Commerce) the act of subcontracting (work) to another company
2. (Commerce) the act of buying in (components for a product) rather than manufacturing them
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
outsourcing[ˈaʊtsɔːsɪŋ] N (Comm) [of labour] contratación de mano de obra que no pertenece a la empresa
the outsourcing of components → la adquisición de componentes de fuentes externas
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
outsourcing[ˌaʊtˈsɔːrsɪŋ] n [work] → externalisation f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (Econ) → Auslagerung f, → Outsourcing nt
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