Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

IT outsourcing governance: illuminating on the interplay between contractual and relational governance

Lioliou, Eleni and Willcocks, Leslie (2009) IT outsourcing governance: illuminating on the interplay between contractual and relational governance. In: Icis 2009 Proceedings. Paper (82). AIS.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to provide insights into the interplay between contractual and relational governance in IT outsourcing arrangements. The study will demonstrate the value of the Foucauldian notion of "governmentality" into the examination of IT outsourcing relationships. Using this theoretical lens our study will attempt to show how the contract and the apparatus of governance it entails create visibility and transparency that not only render the outsourcing relationship amenable to government and intervention, but also facilitate trust and collaboration among the outsourcing partners. More specifically, our study will illustrate the role of the contract in generating not only formal control directed to monitoring behaviors and performance, but also a form of social control that manifests trust and collaboration.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://aisel.aisnet.org/
Additional Information: © 2009 The Authors
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Departments > Management
Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2013 13:40
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 02:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/47843

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item