University of Hertfordshire

Applying meta-abilities to outsourcing: an individual based conceptual framework

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcs of 16th European Conference on Information Systems
EditorsW. Golden, T. Acton, K. Conboy
PublisherECIS Standing Committee
ISBN (Print)978-0-9553159-2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2008


To cope with the current turbulent times, organisations’ are seeking a range of solutions and one of the most publicised strategies for this in recent times is outsourcing. In the Information Systems (IS) area, outsourcing has fast become an essential part of an organisation’s IS strategy. By signing outsourcing agreements, firms expect to reduce their overall Information Technology (IT) costs, focus on their core competencies, and gain superior technical resources. This paper offers a conceptual model for the area of outsourcing, which is based primarily on meta-abilities.


Original paper can be found at: Copyright ECIS Standing Committee

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