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    Assessing the impacts of IS offshoring: preliminary conclusions questioning the validity of cultural consideration

    Gannon, Brian and Wilson, David W. (2008) Assessing the impacts of IS offshoring: preliminary conclusions questioning the validity of cultural consideration. In: Golden, W. and Acton, T. and Conboy, K. and van der Heijden, H. and Kristiina Tuunainen, V. (eds.) 16th European Conference on Information Systems. ECIS, pp. 386-397. ISBN 9788861293915.

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    Abstract

    This paper defines an analytic framework with which to research the impact of IS offshoring on its various stakeholders and applies this to two significant case studies of offshoring in the financial services industry. It presents conclusions on one particular segment of the research programme, namely the extent to which IS offshoring drives cultural change for IS practitioners in offshore locations. It concludes that the resultant impact is notable, but not different in any significant way to that experienced by any IS practitioner who works overseas. Further, the cultural differences between onshore and offshore practitioners tend to diminish quickly as they adapt to new cultural environments.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): 0ffshoring, globalisation, cultural distance, knowledge transfer, multi-national enterprise
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
    Depositing User: Brian Gannon
    Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2013 15:28
    Last Modified: 05 Mar 2021 12:49
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/7967

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