Sourcing Strategies and Theories

Sourcing Strategies and Theories

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2512-9.ch011

Abstract

This chapter describes the fundamental principles and the underlying theories of sourcing strategies. The authors describe a preliminary service-dominant logic model of outsourcing service using the sourcing theories for successful outsourcing in conjunction with a framework for sourcing innovation. The authors conclude the chapter with a review of some case examples of sourcing strategies.
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Distinctive Nature Of It Sourcing

IT is not just another resource that should be managed like any other resource. Before entering outsourcing strategy, there is a need to stand back and carefully consider the specifics of any IT we put forward as an outsourcing candidate. Lacity and Willcocks (2001) identified the following five characteristics that represent the distinctive nature of IT sourcing decisions:

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