Teresa Geipel, Stefan Lampert, Ruta Maksimaviciute & Karolina Trojnar

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


ABSTRACT: The main focus of this project is investigating and exploring the impact of outsourcing on one of the most iconic Danish companies (LEGO), which attracted our attention during the preparation of this project. We decided to focus on a single case study, because we felt that dividing our efforts by investigating more than one company, would not allow us to focus in sufficient detail on the domino effects that outsourcing can have on a singular institution. The main question of this project is “How could LEGO improve the Make-or-buy- decision and the relationship management when it comes to outsourcing”? In order to answer the main question, we must consider two sub-questions stemming from the main issue, namely: “How could LEGO improve the decision-making-process to outsource by taking more influencing factors into consideration?” and “What could LEGO have done differently in its relationship to the outsourcing vendor Flextronics”. We used the Case Study Research method to work on these questions. Doing that, we reviewed theories, which explained the phenomenon of outsourcing on a theoretical basis. After creating a theoretical framework and the database, we analyzed the case (LEGO) for parallels between the theories and their practical experience. Finally, we were able to drawn some conclusions to both the central and subsidiary questions initially posed. In summary, it can be said that LEGO did not take all aspects into consideration which the theories describe as being useful to make the “make-or-buy” decision and to manage the relationship properly.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 jun. 2012


  • LEGO
  • Outsourcing