How corporations e-source: From business technology projects to value networks
UNSPECIFIED (2003) How corporations e-source: From business technology projects to value networks. In: IEEE International Engineering Management Conference, ST JOHNS COLL, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, AUG 18-20, 2002. Published in: INFORMATION SYSTEMS FRONTIERS, 5 (2). pp. 175-193.Full text not available from this repository.
A 78 organization study in USA, Europe and Australasia throughout 1999-2001 finds a variety of practices in sourcing the development and running of technology and e-businesses in value networks. The paper points to trade-offs in e-sourcing decisions, not least between speed to the net, cost, and organizational learning. Leading and lagging practices are identified and the evolutionary paths organizations take are described and assessed. Outsourcing emerges as highly useful for specific purposes, but other ways of using the external market for e-business development can be more suitable for certain identifable activities. The paper further discusses how external sourcing and partnering practices are increasingly being extended into the customer resource life-cycle, into supply chains and throughout value networks. Case examples are discussed and the strengths and weaknesses of their practices identified. The need to clarify core capabilities is demonstrated, and two matrices that facilitate effective e-sourcing decisions are developed to summarize the findings from the research.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software|
|Journal or Publication Title:||INFORMATION SYSTEMS FRONTIERS|
|Publisher:||KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 175-193|
|Title of Event:||IEEE International Engineering Management Conference|
|Location of Event:||ST JOHNS COLL, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||AUG 18-20, 2002|
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