Challenges of Managing the Global IS/IT Workforce

Challenges of Managing the Global IS/IT Workforce

Rosann Webb Collins (University of South Flordia, USA) and Stanley J. Birkin (University of South Florida, USA)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-128-5.ch009
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The trend toward globalization of business has increased the need for global information systems that enable and support global operations. In order to develop and support global information systems, organizations must employ a global IS/IT workforce. This chapter details the unique nature of this global IS/IT workforce, identifies and discusses specific challenges to the management of these employees, and describes strategies for addressing these challenges. Relevant prior research on this topic in the management and MIS disciplines, labor statistics, as well as prior and ongoing research by the authors, are used to support this discussion.

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