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

Release Date: March, 2006. Copyright © 2006. 482 pages.
ISBN13: 9781591408758|ISBN10: 159140875X|EISBN13: 9781591408772|
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-875-8
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Kehal, Harbhajan, and Varinder Singh. "Outsourcing and Offshoring in the 21st Century: A Socio-Economic Perspective." IGI Global, 2006. 1-482. Web. 22 Nov. 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-59140-875-8

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Kehal, H., & Singh, V. (2006). Outsourcing and Offshoring in the 21st Century: A Socio-Economic Perspective (pp. 1-482). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-59140-875-8

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Kehal, Harbhajan, and Varinder Singh. "Outsourcing and Offshoring in the 21st Century: A Socio-Economic Perspective." 1-482 (2006), accessed November 22, 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-59140-875-8

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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: A Socio-Economic Perspective 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.

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Glauco De Vita, Catherine L. Wang
This chapter tracks the evolution of outsourcing theory and practice in order to develop a taxonomy of outsourcing generations. Our taxonomy... Sample PDF
Development of Outsourcing Theory and Practice: A Taxonomy of Outsourcing Generations
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Chapter 2
Subrata Chakrabarty
Many terminologies have grown out of the outsourcing and offshoring bandwagon. While the corporate world continues to experience these phenomena... Sample PDF
Making Sense of the Sourcing and Shoring Maze: Various Outsourcing and Offshoring Activities
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Chapter 3
Ashima Goyal
This chapter shows that ICTs make possible a more inclusive global trade, since now labour intensive components of production can be unbundled and... Sample PDF
Global Sourcing: East-West Divide or Synthesis?
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Chapter 4
Parthasarathi Banerjee
This chapter investigates conditions when economic profit can be made from outsourcing. In order to have profit a firm must pursue strategies of... Sample PDF
Strategies of Outsourcing: From De-Risking to Uncertainty
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Chapter 5
Fjodor Ruzic
In today’s dynamic e-business environment where fast time to market is imperative, where information and telecommunications technology is costly and... Sample PDF
New Ethics for E-Business Offshore Outsourcing
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Chapter 6
Smita Gupta, Narendra S. Chaudhari
Offshore outsourcing is a term covering a range of information technology (IT) and business services delivered to companies in developed countries... Sample PDF
Information Technology Offshoring Outsourcing: A Perspective kof Advanced Countries
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Chapter 7
Jurgis Samulevicius, Val Samonis
A major phenomenon of globalization, outsourcing is a complex and controversial issue. It occurs when companies contract out activities previously... Sample PDF
Business Process Outsourcing to Emerging Markets: A Knowledge Management Approach to Models and Strategies
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Chapter 8
Luke Ho, Anthony S. Atkins
In recent years, outsourcing deals have increased in number and the strategic importance of the decision-making process has correspondingly... Sample PDF
Outsourcing Decision-Making: A Review of Strategic Frameworksand Proposal of a Multi-Perspective Approach
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Chapter 9
Alev M. Efendioglu
Recently, outsourcing/offshoring has gained significant exposure in the popular as well as academic publications, with authors arguing the many... Sample PDF
Outsourcing and Offshoring: Issues and Impacts on Venture Capital
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Chapter 10
Siri Terjesen
This chapter reviews the outsourcing and offshoring of finance activities and the socioeconomic implications for home and host countries. Part one... Sample PDF
Outsourcing and Offshoring Finance Activities
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Chapter 11
Kirk St. Amant
This chapter examines the role of open source software (OSS) in international outsourcing practices that involve the transfer of knowledge work from... Sample PDF
Open Source and Outsourcing: A Perspective on Software Use and Professional Practices Related to International Outsourcing Activities
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Chapter 12
Subrata Chakrabarty
The primary purpose of this chapter is to present descriptive real-life case studies of different offshore-outsourced custom software development... Sample PDF
Real Life Case Studies of Offshore Outsourced IS Projects: Analysis of Issues and Socio-Economic Paradigms
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Chapter 13
Varadharajan Sridhar, Sangeeta S. Bharadwaj
IT-enabled services (ITES) in India have registered tremendous growth in recent years. Availability of English speaking trained manpower and low... Sample PDF
Growth of Outsourced IT-Enabled Services in India: A Systems Dynamics Approach
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Chapter 14
Nicholas B. Beaumont
This chapter notes and explains the increasing use of outsourcing and service level agreements (SLAs); proposes and describes an outsourcing... Sample PDF
An Overview of Service Level Agreements
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Chapter 15
Piyush Sharma, Rajiv Mathur, Abhinav Dhawan
Offshore outsourcing is a fast-growing aspect of the world economy today and it has drawn attention from policy makers as well as public at large in... Sample PDF
Understanding Consumer Reactions to Offshore Outsourcing of Customer Services
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Chapter 16
Michael Amberg, Martin Wiener
Increasing competition in globalized markets drives IT offshoring worldwide. In the United States, the relocation of IT activities and processes to... Sample PDF
IT Offshoring: A German Perspective
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Chapter 17
Felix R. Doldán Tie, Paula Luna Huertas, Francisco Jose Martínez Lopez, Carlos Piñeiro Sanchez
The practice of information systems/information technology (IS/IT) outsourcing is a major issue which has received much attention, as shown by the... Sample PDF
Information Systems/Information Technology Outsourcing in Spain: A Critical Empirical Analysis
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Chapter 18
Arjun K. Paiu, Subhajit Basu
The practice of information systems/information technology (IS/IT) outsourcing is a major issue which has received much attention, as shown by the... Sample PDF
Emerging Legal Challenges in Offshore Outsourcing of IT-Enabled Services
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Chapter 19
A. Hoecst, P. Trott
In this chapter we argue that firms have responded to the intense pressure from markets and financial operators to reduce asset investments by... Sample PDF
Does Strategic Outsourcing Undermine the Innovative Capability of Organizations?
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Chapter 20
Anne C. Rouse, Brian J. Corbitt
Much of the research that has been carried out into outsourcing is based on relatively successful case studies. Yet drawing inferences from case... Sample PDF
Analysis of a Large-Scale IT Outsourcing "Failure": What Lessons Can We Learn?
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Featuring contributions from a diverse group of international academics and business practitioners, this volume assesses the socio-economic impacts of outsourcing and offshoring for both developing and developed countries.

– ~Book News, August 2006
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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Harbhajan S Kehal is a senior lecturer in Economics at the University of Western Sydney, Blacktown Campus, New South Wales, and Australia. Previously, he completed his Ph D at the University of Western Australia, Perth. His research interests center around foreign investment in developing countries, international trade, and economic relationships of Australia with Japan, South Asian Countries and South Africa. He is the Eminent Fellow of the American Biographical Association, is a member of a vast number of Economic Societies and is well known in the contemporary economic world for his leadership and active participation in international conferences.
Mr. Varinder Pal Singh achieved his degree of Masters in Commerce, specializing in Information Systems from the Faculty of Management, University of Western Sydney, Australia in 2002. Earlier he has passed his B.Sc (Hons.) and M.Sc (Hons.) in Biochemistry from Panjab University Chandigarh, India.