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Information systems and outsourcing : studies in theory and practice

Author: Mary Cecelia Lacity; Leslie Willcocks
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A look at nearly 20 years of 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.
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Information systems and outsourcing.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
(OCoLC)891484090
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Cecelia Lacity; Leslie Willcocks
ISBN: 9780230205376 0230205372
OCLC Number: 236332430
Description: xvii, 431 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: PART I: INTRODUCTION; Outsourcing Research: Towards More Informed Practice; Mary C. Lacity and Leslie P. Willcocks; PART II: THEORIES; Transaction Cost Economics Applied to IT Outsourcing: Findings and Critique; Mary C. Lacity and Leslie P. Willcocks; The Normative Value of Transaction Cost Economics in IT Outsourcing; Laura Poppo and Mary C. Lacity; Domberger's Theory of Contracting Applied to IT Outsourcing; Peter Seddon, Sara Cullen, and Leslie P. Willcocks; Contracting and Relationship Theories Applied to IT Outsourcing; Thomas Kern and Leslie P. Willcocks; PART III: STUDIES OF PRACTICE; Outsourcing Myths and Contracting Realities; Mary C. Lacity and Rudy Hirschheim; Making the Outsourcing Decision; Mary C. Lacity, David Feeny and Leslie P. Willcocks; IT and Business Process Outsourcing: The Knowledge Potential; Leslie P. Willcocks, John Hindle, David Feeny and Mary C. Lacity; Knowledge Transfer in Offshore Outsourcing; Joseph Rottman and Mary C. Lacity; IT Offshore Outsourcing Practices; Joseph Rottman and Mary C. Lacity; Selecting and Leveraging Outsourcing Providers; Sara Cullen, Leslie P. Willcocks and Mary C. Lacity; Managing Relationships across the Lifecycle of an Outsourcing Arrangement; Mary C. Lacity and Leslie P. Willcocks; IT Sourcing: Reflections on Practice; Mary C. Lacity and Leslie P. Willcocks; Expertise Management in Distributed Offshore Outsourcing; Ilan Oshri, Julia Kotlarsky, and Leslie Willcocks; Playing Catch-Up' with Core IS Capabilities: The Secrets of Success; Leslie Willcocks, Peter Reynolds and David Feeny.
Responsibility: [edited by] Mary C. Lacity and Leslie P. Willcocks.

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