Managing IT offshoring projects: an IT governance approach

Abubakre, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-5481-1149, 2016. Managing IT offshoring projects: an IT governance approach. In: Proceedings of the 13th European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS), Kracow University of Economics, Krakow, Poland, 23-24 June 2016. EMCIS. ISBN 9789606897092

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Abstract

IT offshoring is often carried out by different stakeholders with different working practices in complex and highly politicized settings, creating team boundaries between the stakeholders. Therefore, IT offshoring requires significant governance and coordination across the different teams. The information technology (IT) governance literature suggest that organizations apply IT governance mechanisms to oversee and coordinate IT-related activities to ensure the attainment of business objectives. Thus, on the basis of IT governance theory, this study seeks to better understand the nature of IT governance mechanisms and how they could be effective in bridging boundaries created during IT offshoring projects. These insights would contribute to the existing IT offshoring and IT governance literature, and help organizations have better understanding on how to manage the different boundaries that may arise during IT offshoring projects in order to achieve favourable offshoring outcomes.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Abubakre, M.
Publisher: EMCIS
Date: June 2016
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 18 Jan 2017 16:03
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:11
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29822

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