Outsourcing and information systems managers: an empirical study

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Title: Outsourcing and information systems managers: an empirical study
Authors: González-Ramírez, Reyes | Gascó, José L. | Llopis, Juan
Research Group/s: Dirección de Sistemas de Información y de Recursos Humanos
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Organización de Empresas
Keywords: Information systems | Outsourcing | Managers | Factor analysis | Cluster analysis | Spain
Knowledge Area: Organización de Empresas
Date Created: 2010
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Citation: GONZÁLEZ RAMÍREZ, M. Reyes; GASCÓ GASCÓ, José Luis; LLOPIS TAVERNER, Juan. “Outsourcing and information systems managers: an empirical study”. Industrial Management & Data Systems. Vol. 110, No. 3 (2010). ISSN 0263-5577, pp. 325-350
Abstract: Purpose – Information systems (IS) outsourcing has grown dramatically in recent years, however few studies have dealt with the influence of outsourcing on the role of IS managers. In attempting to fill the gap, this study presents and analyzes the results of a survey among large Spanish firms. Also the paper analyzes these results along time. So, the main aim of the paper is to focus on the implications of outsourcing over IS managers and the evolution of these implications in recent years. Moreover, the paper presents a typology of firms according to how outsourcing has influence IS managers. Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire was administered to the IS managers of the largest Spanish firms, so outsourcing influence is analysed from the point of view of the own managers affected by outsourcing. Findings – The paper concludes that outsourcing has benefited IS managers in the largest Spanish firms, enhancing their jobs and working as a valuable alternative to internal IS activity. Originality/value – An important contribution made by this paper is the presentation of a typology of enterprises according to how outsourcing has influenced the professional activities of IS managers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/17243
ISSN: 0263-5577
DOI: 10.1108/02635571011030015
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02635571011030015
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