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Portfolios of control: researching discourses in IT outsourcing

Lioliou, Eleni and Willcocks, Leslie P. (2010) Portfolios of control: researching discourses in IT outsourcing. Global Sourcing of Information Technology and Business Processes, 55 . pp. 103-118. ISSN 1865-1348

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Abstract

This research aims to enhance our understanding of IT outsourcing governance and the influence of its formal and relational mechanisms in executing IT outsourcing. More specifically, our study will demonstrate the role of wider “outsourcing discourses” in disciplining the behavior of the outsourcing partners but also how they permit the creation of avenues to escape discipline and responsibility. The study will introduce a Foucauldian view in the examination of how these “outsourcing discourses” are enacted and will encompass the perspectives both from the client and the supplier organizations.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-642-1541...
Additional Information: © 2010 Springer
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Sets: Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Departments > Management
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2011 16:07
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/35062/

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