The policies of refocusing on the core business and the strategic competences favored the outsourcing of an increasing part of the company's activities, at the risk of an impoverishment of the internal intellectual capital. Not only is the competitiveness of the company based on its capacity to coordinate different activities, but also on the capitalization of the cross-disciplinary and specific competences and on their application.
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