Creating the 24-Hour Knowledge Factory

50 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2012  

Amar Gupta

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Luting Hu

University of Arizona

Taylor Hedberg

University of Arizona

Curtis Prendergast

University of Arizona

Igor Crk

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Date Written: February 13, 2012

Abstract

The 24-Hour Knowledge Factory concept involves separate and distinct global operating centers that facilitate the transfer of information from one work location to another, thus allowing for continuous operation. This paper elaborates on this concept and discusses relevant current industry practices and technologies with respect to the implementation and commercial deployment of the 24-Hour Knowledge Factory paradigm.

Keywords: 24-Hour Knowledge Factory, hybrid offshoring, globally distributed teams, offshoring, outsourcing

Suggested Citation

Gupta, Amar and Hu, Luting and Hedberg, Taylor and Prendergast, Curtis and Crk, Igor, Creating the 24-Hour Knowledge Factory (February 13, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2004791 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2004791

Amar Gupta (Contact Author)

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Luting Hu

University of Arizona ( email )

Tucson, AZ 85721
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Taylor Hedberg

University of Arizona ( email )

Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

Curtis Prendergast

University of Arizona ( email )

Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

Igor Crk

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville ( email )

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Edwardsville, IL 62026-1656
United States

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