Using the theory of transaction costs,following the research method of the enterprise boundary theory,the paper analyzes the boundary of logistics outsourcing,and discusses the theoretical source of the fast development of logistics outsourcing.
In virtue of the theory of enterprise boundary, this paper expatiates and develops the theory of strategic synergy, educing an important conclusion that strategic synergy, like the theory of enterprise boundary, includes three parts: horizontal synergy, vertical synergy and mixed synergy.
And then ,with the methematical methods ,this paper has disscused the necessity why firm boundaries have to change and got a conclusion that internet has changed firm boundaries by changing the value chain of the enterprises, the transaction costs ,the management costs and the costs caused by IT.
Based on the resource-based view,this paper analyzes research document about boundary of firm from two dimension degree--effect of competitive strategy and boundary of firm and the influence of boundary of firm to competitive advantage for enterprise.
These supportive practices include: flexible work scheduling, non-traditional work hours, professional/job autonomy, working from home, supportive supervisors, supportive colleagues and supervisees, and the ability to set firm boundaries around work.
Currenttheories of firm boundaries give indication whycertain activities might be candidates foroutsourcing by stressing efficiency gains interms of transaction and production costs.
Another information-related construct that has been related to firm boundaries is agency concerns.
Based on the case studies we identify several key elements of managing firm boundaries.
Concurrent engineering is the method engineers have developed for cooperation across traditional organisational and firm boundaries.