Kotlarsky, Julia, Oshri, Ilan, Willcocks, Leslie P. (Eds.)
2012, VIII, 235 p. 26 illus.
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This book contains 13 carefully revised and selected papers from the 6th Workshop on Global Sourcing, held in Courchevel, France, during March 12–15, 2012. They have been selected from 46 submissions and represent both client and supplier perspectives on sourcing of global services.
This volume is intended for use by students, academics, and practitioners interested in the outsourcing and offshoring of information technology and business processes. It offers a review of the key topics in outsourcing and offshoring, populated with practical frameworks that serve as a toolkit for students and managers. The topics discussed combine theoretical and practical insights, and they are extensively illustrated by case studies from client and vendor organizations. Last but not least, the book examines current and future trends in outsourcing and offshoring, paying particular attention to the centrality of innovation in sourcing arrangements, and how innovation can be realized in outsourcing.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »SaaS - agile software development - global software development - offshoring - outsourcing - software as a service
Analyzing Client Dependence in Dyadic IS Outsourcing Relationships.- How Do Planned and Actual Interaction Structures Differ in Global Outsourcing Arrangements?.- Asset Transfer in IT Outsourcing: Divesting Commodities or Inviting Investment?.- Measuring the Relative Efficiency of Global Delivery Models in IT Outsourcing.- Understanding Innovation in Outsourcing Services.- Shifting Sand: Organizational Identity, Partnership and IT Outsourcing.- Learning Software-Maintenance Tasks in the Transition Phase of Offshore Outsourcing Projects: Two Learning-Theoretical Perspectives.- Understanding Resistance in IT Outsourcing: A Service Provider Perspective.- Cloud Sourcing: Implications for Managing the IT Function.- Coordination as a Service to Enable Agile Business Networks.- Seeking Opaque Indifference in Offshore BPO.- Exploring Failures at the Team Level in Offshore-Outsourced Software Development Projects.- Global Sourcing of Information Systems Development – Explaining Project Outcomes Based on Social, Cultural, and Asset-Related Characteristics.