Outsourcing Management Information Systems, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599041979
  • ISBN-13: 9781599041971
  • DDC: 658.4038
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 383 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released February 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Outsourcing is currently one of the hottest topics in business practices and in particular in the field of management information systems (MIS) education. Outsourcing Management Information Systems focuses on concepts, processes, and methodologies for firms who are planning to undertake, or are currently involved in, outsourcing decisions in the field of management information systems. Outsourcing Management Information Systems helps MIS managers to manage outsourcing projects by establishing performance metrics, including: appropriate risk factor considerations, structuring a centralized architecture that best suits the organization, and avoiding the case study pitfalls reported in the literature.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Outsourcing Management Information Systems: Table of Contents.
1: Fundamental Issues in Information System Outsourcing.
2: Conceptual Evolution of Business Organizations into Outsourcing-Insourcing Alliance Networks.
3: Why, When, and What to Outsource.
4: Planning for Information Systems Outsourcing.
5: Strategic and Tactical Planning of Outsourcing in MIS.
6: Decision-Making Issues in Management Information Systems Outsourcing.
7: Establishing Performance Metrics for Managing the Outsourced MIS Project.
8: The Case for Centralized IT Contract Management: A Four Force Model.
9: Decision-Making Methods in MIS Outsourcing: Case Studies of Successes and Failures.
10: Lessons Learned from Successes and Failures in Information Systems Outsourcing.
11: Information System Outsourcing Decision: Case Study On The Automotive Industry.
12: Outsourcing Information Technology: The Role of Social Capital.
13: Outsourcing of Services by Service Firms: An Empirical Investigation.
14: Risk Issues in Management Information Systems Outsourcing.
15: Outsourcing and Information Systems Development: How Complementary Corporate Cultures Minimize the Risks of Outsourced Systems Projects.
16: Managing Risks of IT Outsourcing.
17: A Framework for Evaluating Outsourcing Risk.
18: Quantitative Methods in Management Information System Outsourcing.
19: A Goal Programming Model for Evaluating Outsourcing Partners on a Global Scale.
20: Real Option Appraisal in R&D Outsourcing.
21: The Application of Real Options to the R&D Outsourcing Decision.
22: An Application of Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Model to Strategic Outsourcing for Effective Supply-Chain Linkages.
23: Is the Business Model Broken? A Model of the Difference Between Pay-Now and Pay-Later Contracts in IT Outsourcing.
About the Authors.
Other Backmatter.