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Global outsourcing discourse: exploring modes of IT governance

Lioliou, Eleni and Willcocks, Leslie P. ORCID: 0000-0003-2572-9554 (2019) Global outsourcing discourse: exploring modes of IT governance. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK. ISBN 9783319740447

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The aim of this book is to investigate the discursive power of two original, theoretical lenses when applied to real outsourcing arrangements and phenomena. The Transaction Cost Economics (TCE) and Foucauldian perspectives are brought to bear on five outsourcing relationships in order to test the application of these discourses to rich qualitative data over the outsourcing contractual life-cycle. This will be the first study illustrating the relevance of Foucauldian concepts of governmentality, discourse and power relations to the study of outsourcing arrangements, and will also incorporate the perspectives of both client and supplier organizations. Using discourse analysis, the objective is to critically deconstruct and provide fresh insight into the normative ‘outsourcing’ discourse that has grown up around global sourcing practices over the last 30 years.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Authors
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Date Deposited: 09 May 2018 11:50
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 21:58

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