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Wendy L. Currie
University of Sheffield
InsourcingKnowledge process outsourcingEconomicsStock exchangeOutsourcing
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#1Wendy L. CurrieH-Index: 7
#2Leslie WillcocksH-Index: 2
In this chapter we bring together a number of threads running through previous chapters, and focus on distinguishing between four types of IT sourcing decision: total outsourcing; multiple supplier sourcing; joint venture/ project sourcing; and insourcing. To illustrate each type, detailed case histories are used where we analyze the reasons why specific IT sourcing decisions were adopted, and provide comment on the outcomes. Here we consider total outsourcing at the London Stock Exchange; multi...
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The paper presents the findings from empirical research on IT outsourcing in two British companies: ICI Plc and Wessex Water. Both organizations have pursued a selective sourcing approach using multiple suppliers in an attempt to minimize risks and maximize benefits. Whilst the majority of existing literature on selective sourcing concentrates on the 'mega-contracts', this research explores some of the issues and concerns of companies with small to medium sized outsourcing contracts. The finding...
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#1Wendy L. Currie (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 7
#2Leslie P. Willcocks (University of Oxford)H-Index: 66
The main thrust of the article is to distinguish between four types of IT sourcing decision: total outsourcing; multiple-supplier sourcing; joint venture/strategic alliance sourcing; and insourcing. To illustrate each type, detailed case histories are used that analyse the reasons why specific IT sourcing decisions were adopted. Here, we consider total outsourcing at the London Stock Exchange; multiple-supplier sourcing at ICI plc; joint venture project sourcing at CRESTCo Ltd; and insourcing at...
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#1Leslie P. WillcocksH-Index: 66
#2Wendy L. CurrieH-Index: 7
The main thrust of the article is to distinguish between four types of IT sourcing decision: total outsourcing; multiple-supplier sourcing; joint venture/strategic alliance sourcing; and insourcing. To illustrate each type, detailed case histories are used that analyse the reasons why specific IT sourcing decisions were adopted. Here, we consider total outsourcing at the London Stock Exchange; multiple-supplier sourcing at ICI plc; joint venture project sourcing at CRESTCo Ltd; and insourcing at...
Two large scale IS projects are examined using the differentiators of size, technology and structure. They serve to explain the very different outcomes of the Taurus project and Crest equity settlement system and may therefore provide a basis for understanding other IT applications development projects within the financial services sector.
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#1Leslie P. Willcocks (University of Oxford)H-Index: 66
#2Wendy L. Currie (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 7
The growing trend towards information technology (IT) outsourcing is analysed within the UK public sector. The paper first details the research findings on factors influencing the degree of success experienced in a range of IT outsourcing deals. These factors are then utilized as a framework for analysing and discussing two case histories—of selective and large-scale IT outsourcing—drawn from different parts of the public sector. Both demonstrate how distinctive public-sector contexts influence ...
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#1Wendy L. Currie (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 7
#2Ian A. Glover (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 2
Last. Paul J. Tracey (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 2
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This paper will offer answers or partial answers to the following three questions. How important should manufacturing be for the United Kingdom (UK)? If it is relatively important, and if the UK fails to satisfy its own expectations regarding manufacturing performance, why is this the case? And what, if anything, should be done about it?
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#1Leslie P. Willcocks (University of Oxford)H-Index: 66
#2Wendy L. Currie (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 7
Last. Sylvie Jackson (Cranfield University)H-Index: 2
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The article examines the findings from longitudinal case study work conducted in the 1992-96 period in two organizations in the United Kingdom health care and post office sectors. The study highlights the many cultural, political and technical issues that emerge in the strategy and implementation of IT-enabled re-engineering projects. The radical re-engineering perspective and model for change presented by Hammer and Champy (1993) are compared against empirical findings. These suggest that the H...
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#1Wendy L. CurrieH-Index: 7
#2Leslie WillcocksH-Index: 2
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#1Leslie P. Willcocks (University of Oxford)H-Index: 66
#2Wendy L. Currie (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 7
Abstract The paper examines the findings from longitudinal case study work conducted in the 1992–95 period in two organizations in the United Kingdom insurance and health care sectors. The study highlights the many cultural, political, and technical issues that emerge in the strategy and implementation of large-scale radical re-engineering projects. The radical re-engineering perspective and model for change presented by Hammer and Champy (1993) are compared against empirical findings. These sug...
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