Making Sense of the Sourcing and Shoring Maze: The Various Outsourcing & Offshoring Alternatives.

(For personal use only) Citation: Chakrabarty, S. 2006. Making Sense of the Sourcing and Shoring Maze: The Various Outsourcing & Offshoring Alternatives. In H. S. Kehal, & V. P. Singh (Eds.), Outsourcing & Offshoring in the 21st Century: A socio economic perspective, 1 ed.: 18-53. Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing. Abstract: Many terminologies have grown out of the outsourcing and offshoring bandwagon. While the corporate world continues to experience these phenomena, the academic world continues to research the same. An attempt has been made to give an overview of the various alternatives in sourcing maze. We first discuss the basic sourcing strategies (insourcing and outsourcing) and the shoring strategies (onshoring and offshoring). We then move deep and wide into the maze and unravel the multiple alternatives that businesses exercise in order to get the best deal for their information system (IS) needs. Approximately 50 terminologies that are related to this growing maze have been discussed. The literature was scanned for various sourcing alternatives and terminologies. The purpose of this chapter is to compile and elucidate the various facets of domestic and global sourcing of IS needs. The reader will gain holistic perspective of a phenomenon that is continuously changing the way business is carried out globally.

Author: Subrata Chakrabarty Year: 2006 Title: Making Sense of the Sourcing and Shoring Maze: The Various Outsourcing & Offshoring Alternatives
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Chakrabarty, S. 2006. Making Sense of the Sourcing and Shoring Maze: The Various Outsourcing & Offshoring Alternatives. In H. S. Kehal, & V. P. Singh (Eds.), Outsourcing & Offshoring in the 21st Century: A socio economic perspective, 1 ed.: 18-53. Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing

Chakrabarty, S. 2006. Making Sense of the Sourcing and Shoring Maze: The Various Outsourcing & Offshoring Alternatives. In H. S. Kehal, & V. P. Singh (Eds.), Outsourcing & Offshoring in the 21st Century: A socio economic perspective, 1 ed.: 18-53. Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing

Other Papers by Subrata Chakrabarty for your References Chakrabarty, S., Whitten, D., & Green, K. W. 2007. Understanding Service Quality and Relationship Quality in IS Outsourcing: Client Orientation & Promotion, Project Management Effectiveness, and the Task-Technology-Structure Fit. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 48(2): 1-15. Green, K. W., Chakrabarty, S., & Whitten, D. 2007. Organisational Culture of Customer Care: Market Orientation and Service Quality. International Journal of Services and Standards, 3(2): 137-153.

Chakrabarty, S., & Woodman, R. W. 2008. Relationship Creativity in Collectives at Multiple Levels. In T. Rickards, M. Runco, & S. Moger (Eds.), Routledge Companion To Creativity. London: Routledge Taylor & Francis. Chakrabarty, S. 2007. Strategies for Business Process Outsourcing: An Analysis of Alternatives, Opportunities and Risks. In J. Sounderpandian, & T. Sinha (Eds.), E-Business Process Management: Technologies and Solutions, 1 ed.: 204-229. Hershey, PA: Idea Group. Chakrabarty, S. 2006. Making Sense of the Sourcing and Shoring Maze: The Various Outsourcing & Offshoring Alternatives. In H. S. Kehal, & V. P. Singh (Eds.), Outsourcing & Offshoring in the 21st Century: A socio economic perspective, 1 ed.: 1853. Hershey, PA: Idea group. Chakrabarty, S. 2006. Real Life Case Studies of Offshore Outsourced IS Projects: Analysis of Issues and Socio-Economic Paradigms. In H. S. Kehal, & V. P. Singh (Eds.), Outsourcing & Offshoring in the 21st Century: A socio economic perspective, 1 ed.: 248-301. Hershey, PA: Idea group. Chakrabarty, S. 2006. The Journey to New Lands: Utilizing the Global IT Workforce through Offshore-Insourcing. In P. Young, & S. Huff (Eds.), Managing IT Professionals in the Internet Age, 1 ed.: 277-318. Hershey, PA: Idea Group.

Chakrabarty, S., & Whitten, D. 2007. A Relationship as a Resource View: Integrating the Relational View with the Resource Based View, Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. Chakrabarty, S., & Woodman, R. W. 2007. A Theory of Relationship Creativity, Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. Chakrabarty, S., Whitten, D., & Kirkman, B. L. 2007. Towards a “Big Shoes To Fill” Theory of Succession: An Empirical Test for Teams, Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. Chakrabarty, S., & Whitten, D. 2007. Identity of TMT Executives Who Govern Outsourcing: Antecedent Contingencies and Performance Implications, Strategic Management Society 27th Annual International Conference. San Diego, CA. Chakrabarty, S., & Zardkoohi, A. 2007. Ownership Forms Across Nations: Non-Market Influence of National Culture, and Some Moderation by Law Enforcement, Strategic Management Society 27th Annual International Conference. San Diego, CA. Chakrabarty, S. 2006. A Conceptual Model for Bidirectional Service, Information and Product Quality in an IS Outsourcing Collaboration Environment, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'06), Vol. 01: 7b. Hawaii: IEEE Computer Society. Chakrabarty, S., & Whitten, D. 2006. Information Security Initiatives and their Acceptance by Personnel – Occupational, Organizational & External Factors, 4th annual Big XII MIS Research Symposium. Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

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