The Sourcing of Application Software Services : Empirical Evidence of Cultural, Industry and Functional Differences Paperback
by Jens Dibbern
Part of the Information Age Economy series
Outsourcing has been one of the most controversially discussed topics in the infor- mation systems (IS) management field within the last decade.
While some organi- zations have been quick to adopt outsourcing, others have been slow to consider this sourcing option.
Still others have evaluated outsourc ing but adopted insourcing in- stead.
In other words, organizations appear to behave totally different in the sourc- ing of their IS tasks.
There are no generall y accepted practices, e.g., outsourcing certain types ofIS services while keeping others in-house.
The sourcing decision ap- pears to be highly dependent on the specific situation of each organization.
Recognizing the unique context of each organization, this book presents an empiri- cally tested model that can be used to analyze the options of IS insourcing versus outsourcing of every organization.
The model takes into account the unique IS re- quirements and the differences between insourcing and outsourcing at both the in- dividual (i.e., worker) and the organizational level.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 332 pages, 27 Tables, black and white; 88 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 332 p. 88 illus.
- Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
- Publication Date: 09/06/2004
- Category: Business mathematics & systems
- ISBN: 9783790802177
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