Global IT Outsourcing: Software Development across Borders / Edition 1

Global IT Outsourcing: Software Development across Borders / Edition 1

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Global IT Outsourcing: Software Development across Borders / Edition 1

Offering key insights into how to manage software development across international boundaries, this book is based on a series of case studies looking at the relationships between firms from North America, the U.K., Japan and Korea with Indian software companies. The authors analyze the multi-faceted challenges encountered in managing these Global Software Alliances (GSAs). They draw on extensive research and experience to offer constructive advice on how to manage GSAs more effectively.

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ISBN-13: 9780521816045
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; Foreword; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Introducing the phenomenon of global software work; 2. Globalization and global software work; 3. Globtel's GSA programme In India; 4. The Globtel-Witech relationship: a 'standardization' perspective; 5. Global software work: an identity perspective; 6. The Globtel-MCI relationship: the dialectics of space and place; 7. Managing the knowledge transfer process: the case of Sierra and its Indian subsidiary; 8. The case of Gowing and Eron GSA: power and control; 9. Cross-cultural communication challenges: GSAs between Japanese and Indian firms; 10. Reflections and synthesis on theoretical insights; 11. Managerial implications; Index.

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