Information Systems and Outsourcing: Studies in Theory and Practice

Information Systems and Outsourcing: Studies in Theory and Practice

Hardcover(2009)

$140.00
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Thursday, May 24 ,  Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.

Overview

Information Systems and Outsourcing: Studies in Theory and Practice by M. Lacity, L. Willcocks

A new look atnearly 20 yearsof theoretical and practical research on IT outsourcing. The book explores how good IT outsourcing theories shape practice and how effective IT outsourcing practices inform theory. Ithighlights the importance of examining theories borrowed from economics, strategy, and sociology to study IT outsourcing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230205376
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/19/2008
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 431
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

SARA CULLEN is the Managing Director of The Cullen Group and a Fellow at Melbourne University, Australia

DAVID FEENY is Professor of Information Management, and Fellow at Templeton-Green College, University of Oxford, UK

JOHN HINDLE is Head of Global Marketing for Accenture HR services, and a founding member of Knowledge Capital Partners, UK

RUDY HIRSCHHEIM is the Ourso Family Distinguished Professor of Information Systems at Louisiana State University, USA

THOMAS KERN is CIO& Executive Manager of KERN Global Language Services. He received his DPhil in Management Information Systems from Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK

JULIA KOTLARSKY is Associate Professor of Information Systems at Warwick Business School, UK

ILAN OSHRI is Associate Professor of Strategy and Technology Management at Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus, The Netherlands

LAURA POPPO is an Associate Professor at the University of Kansas, USA

PETER REYNOLDS is a Research Fellow in the Department of Information Systems at The University of Melbourne, Australia

JOSEPH ROTTMAN is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA

PETER SEDDON is Associate Professor in the department of Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, Australia

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION Outsourcing Research: Towards More Informed Practice; M.C.Lacity and L.P.Willcocks PART II: THEORIES Transaction Cost Economics Applied to IT Outsourcing: Findings and Critique; M.C.Lacity and L.P.Willcocks The Normative Value of Transaction Cost Economics in IT Outsourcing; L.Poppo and M.C.Lacity Domberger's Theory of Contracting Applied to IT Outsourcing; P.Seddon, S.Cullen , and L.P.Willcocks Contracting and Relationship Theories Applied to IT Outsourcing; T.Kern and L.P.Willcocks PART III: STUDIES OF PRACTICE Outsourcing Myths and Contracting Realities; M.C.Lacity and R.Hirschheim Making the Outsourcing Decision; M.C.Lacity, D.Feeny and L.P.Willcocks IT and Business Process Outsourcing: The Knowledge Potential; L.P.Willcocks, J.Hindle, D.Feeny and M.C.Lacity Knowledge Transfer in Offshore Outsourcing; J.Rottman and M.C.Lacity IT Offshore Outsourcing Practices; J.Rottman and M.C.Lacity Selecting and Leveraging Outsourcing Providers; S.Cullen, L.P.Willcocks and M.C.Lacity Managing Relationships across the Lifecycle of an Outsourcing Arrangement; M.C.Lacity and L.P.Willcocks IT Sourcing: Reflections on Practice; M.C.Lacity and L.P.Willcocks Expertise Management in Distributed Offshore Outsourcing; I.Oshri, J.Kotlarsky and L.Willcocks Playing Catch-Up' with Core IS Capabilities: The Secrets of Success; L.Willcocks, P.Reynolds and D.Feeny

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews