Risks factors associated with offshore IT outsourcing

Published on Jun 1, 2005in Industrial Management and Data Systems3.727
· DOI :10.1108/02635570510599940
Mohammed H.A. Tafti5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Hofstra University)
Purpose – To provide a framework for risk assessment of offshore IT outsourcing.Design/methodology/approach – Based on review of recent literature, this paper has identified major risk categories of offshore IT outsourcing, discussed various risk factors within each category, and provided a general framework for the study of risk factors in this area.Findings – Provides a general framework and a check‐list of the major risk factors related to offshore IT outsourcing.Research limitations/implications – Suggests further research studies in three specific directions: case‐based studies; country and region risk analysis; and strategic alliance.Practical implications – Provides a very helpful guideline for practitioners in assessing various risks involved in offshore IT outsourcing.Originality/value – The paper provides a synthesis and analysis of the viewpoints as reflected in the literature on various dimensions of the risks associated with offshore IT outsourcing.
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