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Risks factors associated with offshore IT outsourcing

Risks factors associated with offshore IT outsourcing Purpose – To provide a framework for risk assessment of offshore IT outsourcing. Design/methodology/approach – Based on review of recent literature, this paper has identified major risk categories of offshore IT outsourcing, discussed various risk factors within each category, and provided a general framework for the study of risk factors in this area. Findings – Provides a general framework and a check‐list of the major risk factors related to offshore IT outsourcing. Research limitations/implications – Suggests further research studies in three specific directions: case‐based studies; country and region risk analysis; and strategic alliance. Practical implications – Provides a very helpful guideline for practitioners in assessing various risks involved in offshore IT outsourcing. Originality/value – The paper provides a synthesis and analysis of the viewpoints as reflected in the literature on various dimensions of the risks associated with offshore IT outsourcing. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial Management & Data Systems Emerald Publishing

Risks factors associated with offshore IT outsourcing

Industrial Management & Data Systems , Volume 105 (5): 12 – Jun 1, 2005

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0263-5577
DOI
10.1108/02635570510599940
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Abstract

Purpose – To provide a framework for risk assessment of offshore IT outsourcing. Design/methodology/approach – Based on review of recent literature, this paper has identified major risk categories of offshore IT outsourcing, discussed various risk factors within each category, and provided a general framework for the study of risk factors in this area. Findings – Provides a general framework and a check‐list of the major risk factors related to offshore IT outsourcing. Research limitations/implications – Suggests further research studies in three specific directions: case‐based studies; country and region risk analysis; and strategic alliance. Practical implications – Provides a very helpful guideline for practitioners in assessing various risks involved in offshore IT outsourcing. Originality/value – The paper provides a synthesis and analysis of the viewpoints as reflected in the literature on various dimensions of the risks associated with offshore IT outsourcing.

Journal

Industrial Management & Data SystemsEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2005

Keywords: Outsourcing; Communication technologies; Risk management

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