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Creating offshore-ready it professionals: A global perspective and strong collaborative skills are needed
Journal of Labor Research
  • Kevin P. Scheibe, Iowa State University
  • Brian E. Mennecke, Iowa State University
  • Christopher W. Zobel, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
7-1-2006
DOI
10.1007/s12122-006-1023-y
Abstract

Outsourcing of IT functions has become a widespread corporate practice, which has naturally led to concerns among IT works about how this affects their jobs. The issue is complex, and many companies are bringing their IT functions back inhouse. In light of this complexity, what skills do IT workers need to be com-petitive? We address this question first by reviewing the literature and then by examining two corporate case studies that have dealt with outsourcing issues. Based on this view of outsourcing, we discuss the skills that can provide a com-petitive advantage in the current environment.

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This is a post-print of an article from Journal of Labor Research, 27, no. 3 (Summer 2006): 275–290, doi: 10.1007/s12122-006-1023-y.

Copyright Owner
Springer
Language
en
Date Available
November 16, 2012
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Kevin P. Scheibe, Brian E. Mennecke and Christopher W. Zobel. "Creating offshore-ready it professionals: A global perspective and strong collaborative skills are needed" Journal of Labor Research Vol. 27 Iss. 3 (2006) p. 275 - 290
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kevin_scheibe/3/