Outsourcing and Offshoring in the 21st Century: A Socio-Economic Perspective, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1591408776
  • ISBN-13: 9781591408772
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 482 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released October 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Outsourcing and Offshoring in the 21st Century: A Socio-Economic Perspective covers various aspects of outsourcing and offshoring and the influences, challenges, and socio-economic impacts of this phenomenon. It provides information as to the economic impacts to developing, as well as developed, countries, using case studies to highlight pertinent points.

Outsourcing and Offshoring in the 21st Century provides a compilation of the latest literature on outsourcing and offshoring, while discussing short-term and long-term implications. This book is useful to academicians, students, and business people who are considering outsourcing and moving offshore for suppliers and partners around the world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Outsourcing and Offshoring in the 21st Century: A Socio-Economic Perspective Table of Contents.
1: Development of Outsourcing Theory and Practice: A Taxonomy of Outsourcing Generations.
2: Making Sense of the Sourcing and Shoring Maze: Various Outsourcing and Offshoring Alternatives.
3: Global Sourcing: East-West Divide or Synthesis?.
4: Strategies of Outsourcing: From De-Risking to Uncertainty.
5: New Ethics for E-Business Offshore Outsourcing.
6: Information Technology Offshore Outsourcing: A Perspective of Advanced Countries.
7: Business Process Outsourcing to Emerging Markets: A Knowledge Management Approach to Models and Strategies.
8: Outsourcing Decision-Making: A Review of Strategic Frameworks and Proposal of a Multi-Perspective Approach.
9: Outsourcing and Offshoring: Issues and Impacts on Venture Capital.
10: Outsourcing and Offshoring of Finance Activities.
11: Open Source and Outsourcing: A Perspective on Software Use and Professional Practices Related to International Outsourcing Activities.
12: Real-Life Case Studies of Offshore Outsourced IS Projects: Analysis of Issues and Socio-Economic Paradigms.
13: Growth of Outsourced IT-Enabled Services in India: A Systems Dynamics Approach.
14: An Overview of Service Level Agreements.
15: Understanding Consumer Reactions to Offshore Outsourcing of Customer Services.
16: IT Offshoring: A German Perspective.
17: Information Systems/Information Technology Outsourcing in Spain: A Critical Empirical Analysis1.
18: Emerging Legal Challenges in Offshore Outsourcing of IT-Enabled Services.
19: Does Strategic Outsourcing Undermine the Innovative Capability of Organizations.
20: Analysis of a Large-Scale IT Outsourcing "Failure": What Lessons Can We Learn?.
About the Authors.