Creating Offshore-ready IT Professionals: A global perspective and strong collaborative skills are needed

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2006-12-01
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Mennecke, Brian
Scheibe, Kevin
Mennecke, Brian
Zobel, Christopher
Scheibe, Kevin
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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.

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