Creating Offshore-Ready it Professionals: A Global Perspective and Strong Collaborative Skills are Needed

Posted: 3 Oct 2006

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Kevin P. Scheibe

Iowa State University - College of Business

Brian Mennecke

Iowa State University

Christopher W. Zobel

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Pamplin College of Business

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 in-house. In light of this complexity, what skills do IT workers need to be competitive? 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 competitive advantage in the current environment.

Keywords: IT outsourcing

Suggested Citation

Scheibe, Kevin P. and Mennecke, Brian and Zobel, Christopher W., Creating Offshore-Ready it Professionals: A Global Perspective and Strong Collaborative Skills are Needed. Journal of Labor Research, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 275-290, Summer 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=934391

Kevin P. Scheibe (Contact Author)

Iowa State University - College of Business ( email )

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Brian Mennecke

Iowa State University ( email )

Ames, IA 50011-2063
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.bus.iastate.edu/mennecke

Christopher W. Zobel

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Pamplin College of Business ( email )

1017 Pamplin Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
United States

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