Constructing customised models and providing information to support IT outsourcing decisions

O. Joseph Akomode (Researcher and Brian Lees is a Senior Lecturer both in the Department of Computing and Information Systems, University of Paisley, Scotland, UK)
Brian Lees (Senior Lecturer both in the Department of Computing and Information Systems, University of Paisley, Scotland, UK)
Christopher Irgens (Christopher Irgens is Associate Dean of Faculty of Engineering at University of the West of England, Bristol, UK)

Logistics Information Management

ISSN: 0957-6053

Publication date: 1 April 1998

Abstract

Information technology (IT) outsourcing is a favourable option for enhancing core organisational competencies/activities. Provident decision making in selecting an optimum IT outsourcing vendor involves judgements about qualitative and quantitative factors. The paper discusses IT outsourcing and proposes a customised computer‐orientated model based on action research and analytical hierarchy process. The aims are to: specify, combine, structure, measure and prioritise key qualitative and quantitative risk elements in IT outsourcing; and provide relevant information to support managers in outsourcing decision making. The results are expected to help managers in minimising business risks and in improving quality of IT outsourcing.

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Akomode, O., Lees, B. and Irgens, C. (1998), "Constructing customised models and providing information to support IT outsourcing decisions", Logistics Information Management, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 114-127. https://doi.org/10.1108/09576059810209973

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1998, MCB UP Limited

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