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The influence of environment on it-outsourcing : towards the development of a model

Bremmer, E. (2008) The influence of environment on it-outsourcing : towards the development of a model.

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Abstract:Fields of research concerning practices of an international nature typically considers theories related to environmental characteristics of prime importance. For practitioners such theories are invaluable for systematically analysing these environments. However in the IT outsourcing field no dedicated models exists for doing such analysis while this practice typically takes place in an international context. As a result, practitioners need to apply theories from other fields such as from marketing or operations research. Unfortunately, these theories are not fit for purpose and as a result may not be comprehensive, lead practitioners to consider factors of limited or no importance, and fail to explain the relevance of factors in relation to IT outsourcing. This observation and recent surveys and case study reports demonstrating the need for more dedicated theoretical insights have led to the following research objective: To contribute to the development of the existing outsourcing literature by exploring the role of environmental factors in the IT outsourcing field.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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