Stevens Professor Releases New Book

Implementing Strategic Sourcing Available This Month

9/20/2010

HOBOKEN, N.J. - Later this month, Van Haren Publishing will release a new book on Strategic Sourcing, co-authored by Christine V. Bullen, an Industry Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Implementing Strategic Sourcing is an informative, comprehensive, and practical guide providing readers with a complete tool-kit of how to approach global sourcing successfully, according to the publisher.

Bullen, who teaches at the Howe School of Technology Management, is an expert in IT Workforce Trends, Global Sourcing Strategy, Strategic Alignment, Collaborative Systems and Organizational Impacts of Technology. She is co-author of two other books and has written numerous journal articles.

Her latest book, written with Richard LeFave and Gad J. Selig, is based on real work experiences in implementing and sustaining global sourcing. This includes foundations of strategic sourcing, successful principles for new business development from a service provider perspective and transition planning and the end-game    

“There has not been a single book that talks about how you start with a strategy and then build that into a global plan,” said Bullen. “It made a lot of sense to pool it all together into one place.”

Bullen, who joined Stevens in 2002 as a senior lecturer said that she would use the book in her IT Outsourcing Governance course at the University because “it has the academic foundations as well as a practical application.”

Implementing Strategic Sourcing is available through Van Haren Publishing and may be ordered via email at orders@vanharen.net.

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