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Sourcing

In private equity, a slang term for cold calling potential clients.

sourcing

the selection by a firm of its sources of supply – raw materials and components in the case of a manufacturer, final products in the case of a retailer. Strategically, a firm may chose to buy in a particular input (or product) from an outside supplier (OUTSOURCING), or produce it for itself as part of a vertically integrated operation (see VERTICAL INTEGRATION, MAKE-OR-BUY DECISION). In the former case, a firm may choose to favour one or a number of suppliers, both domestic and overseas-based, depending on various cost and risk considerations. For example, relying on a single supplier may allow the firm to benefit from discounts given on bulk purchases, but on the other hand may expose the firm to great risk of supply disruptions. For this reason multiple-supplier locations may be preferred, especially in the case of MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES which may deploy global sourcing strategies to take advantage of differences in supply costs between countries and obtain access to new component technologies and products. See LOCAL CONTENT RULE, JUST-IN-TIME (JIT) SYSTEM, INTERNATIONALIZATION, PURCHASING SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT.

sourcing

the selection by a firm of its sources of supply - raw materials and components in the case of a manufacturer, final products in the case of a retailer. A firm may choose to buy in a particular input (or product) from an outside supplier or to produce it for itself as part of a vertically integrated operation. See OUTSOURCING and VERTICAL INTEGRATION for further discussion.
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telecom companies are likely to incur additional domestic source communications (absent software capable of tracing individual transmissions).
Popular open source software, such as the Linux operating system, is continuously maintained and improved by large communities of developers who share information, code and suggestions.
Before and without open source, the gap in national technology capabilities and infrastructure between the developed and less-developed countries--the technology gap--has been widening.
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The new standards will require Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT), which is generally based on the best-performing existing sources in the source category (or, for new source standards, the single best-controlled similar source).
The freedom to modify source code opens new business opportunities for customized, highly functional, yet far more affordable enterprise application packages.
Open source has been widely popular in Europe for years, with Spanish schools, French government agencies, and German municipalities adopting it enthusiastically.