Outsourcing Knowledge

Outsourcing Knowledge

Petter Gottschalk (Norwegian School of Management, Norway)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 79
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-060-8.ch006
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Abstract

With changing business environments, the locus of value creation is no longer within the boundaries of a single firm, but occurs instead at the nexus of relationships between parties. With the growing importance of pooling knowledge resources, knowledge management will have to transcend organizational boundaries. Based on current research literature, this chapter develops research propositions to study causal aspects of knowledge management systems supporting IT outsourcing relationships. Perspectives from the research literature applied in this chapter include knowledge transfer, strategic intent, knowledge management technology stages, intangible assets, resource-based theory, vendor value proposition, value shop, and knowledge strategy (Gottschalk & Solli-Sæther, 2006). Research propositions in this chapter suggest that knowledge transfer is the most important knowledge process in an IT outsourcing relationship, increase in knowledge transfer between vendor and client will improve partnership quality in IT outsourcing relationships, a higher level of strategic intent for IT outsourcing requires a higher stage of knowledge management systems, and vendor and client need to be at the same technology stage of growth to be able to successfully communicate with each other through knowledge management systems.

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Table of Contents
Foreword
Geoff Dean
Preface
Petter Gottschalk
Chapter 1
Petter Gottschalk
To comprehend the value that information technology provides to organizations, we must first understand the way a particular organization conducts... Sample PDF
Value Shop Configuration
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Chapter 2
Knowledge Management  (pages 10-26)
Petter Gottschalk
Knowledge is an important organizational resource. Unlike other inert organizational resources, the application of existing knowledge has the... Sample PDF
Knowledge Management
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Chapter 3
Petter Gottschalk
As we trace the evolution of computing technologies in business, we can observe their changing level of organizational impact. The first level of... Sample PDF
Knowledge Management Systems
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Chapter 4
Petter Gottschalk
Knowledge management systems refer to a class of information systems applied to manage organizational knowledge. These systems are IT applications... Sample PDF
Knowledge Technologies Stages
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Chapter 5
E-Business Knowledge  (pages 70-112)
Petter Gottschalk
This chapter documents some of the links between e-business and knowledge management systems that might be explored in future empirical research.... Sample PDF
E-Business Knowledge
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Chapter 6
Outsourcing Knowledge  (pages 113-191)
Petter Gottschalk
With changing business environments, the locus of value creation is no longer within the boundaries of a single firm, but occurs instead at the... Sample PDF
Outsourcing Knowledge
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Chapter 7
Insourcing Knowledge  (pages 192-215)
Petter Gottschalk
The term outsourcing can be studied further by using the opposite term of insourcing. Hirschheim and Lacity (2000) define insourcing as the practice... Sample PDF
Insourcing Knowledge
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Chapter 8
Governance Knowledge  (pages 216-254)
Petter Gottschalk
In many organizations, information technology has become crucial in the support, the sustainability and the growth of the business. This pervasive... Sample PDF
Governance Knowledge
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Chapter 9
Petter Gottschalk
Governments have become increasingly focused upon the setting of targets in efforts to improve the efficacy of police performance. However... Sample PDF
Police Investigation Knowledge
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Chapter 10
Law Firm Knowledge  (pages 288-318)
Petter Gottschalk
A law firm can be understood as a social community specializing in the speed and efficiency in the creation and transfer of legal knowledge... Sample PDF
Law Firm Knowledge
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