Global It Outsourcing: Software Development Across Borders

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November 2003



Offering key insights into how to manage software development across international boundaries, this book is based on a series of case studies looking at the relationships between firms from North America, the U.K., Japan and Korea with Indian software companies. The authors analyze the multi-faceted challenges encountered in managing these Global Software Alliances (GSAs). They draw on extensive research and experience to offer constructive advice on how to manage GSAs more effectively.


List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; Foreword; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Introducing the phenomenon of global software work; 2. Globalization and global software work; 3. Globtel's GSA programme In India; 4. The Globtel-Witech relationship: a 'standardization' perspective; 5. Global software work: an identity perspective; 6. The Globtel-MCI relationship: the dialectics of space and place; 7. Managing the knowledge transfer process: the case of Sierra and its Indian subsidiary; 8. The case of Gowing and Eron GSA: power and control; 9. Cross-cultural communication challenges: GSAs between Japanese and Indian firms; 10. Reflections and synthesis on theoretical insights; 11. Managerial implications; Index.


Sundeep Sahay is a Professor in Informatics at the University of Oslo, Norway. After completing his doctoral studies at Florida International University, he has held research and teaching positions at the Universities of Cambridge and Salford in the UK, and at the University of Alberta in Canada. Brian Nicholson is a lecturer in information systems at the University of Manchester. His research interests focus on the complexities of software development and software outsourcing between UK and Indian companies. S. Krishna is a professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. His research interests concern global software work arrangements. He holds a PhD in software engineering and chairs IIM's software enterprise management programme, focusing on research and management education in partnership with local software industry.


'Global outsourcing is now very big news. This looks at one aspect and is a real in-depth study.' The Bookseller 'This book will be of interest not only to the sociologist and the manager but also to anyone who wants to get a clear picture of what globalization actually means and who wants to go beyond the slogans and cliches of the heated debate being held in the streets and in the plush chairs of countless conferences.' Leonardo Reviews
EAN: 9780521816045
ISBN: 0521816041
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2003
Seitenanzahl: 282 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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