Outsourcing Information Technology: The Role of Social Capital

Outsourcing Information Technology: The Role of Social Capital

James J. Hoffman (Texas Tech University, USA), Eric Walden (Texas Tech University, USA) and Mark L. Hoelscher (Illinois State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-195-7.ch010
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Abstract

The current chapter explores the role that one factor, social capital, may have on the success of IT outsourcing. It extends current understanding of outsourcing success and failure by examining the effect of social capital on outsourcing success. The chapter proposes that social capital has potential impact on information technology (IT) outsourcing success. Specifically, it is theorized that social capital has an inverted “U” shape relationship with outsourcing success.

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