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The Influence of Outsourcing and Information and Communication Technology on Virtualization of the Company

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  • Massimo Manzin

    (University of Primorska, Slovenia)

  • Borut Kodric

    (University of Primorska, Slovenia)

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In the article we investigate the field of virtual organizations, which in the definition of many authors consists of two components: outsourcing and information and communication technology. In the study we have tried to determine which of the two, in the opinion of employees working in the area of Slovene tourism, contributes to a greater degree to virtualization of the company. We determine that outsourcing influences the virtualization of the company more strongly than does information and communication technology, since it enables the company to acquire new knowledge and know-how and increase its competitiveness in the marketplace.

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  • Massimo Manzin & Borut Kodric, 2009. "The Influence of Outsourcing and Information and Communication Technology on Virtualization of the Company," Managing Global Transitions, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, vol. 7(1), pages 45-60.
  • Handle: RePEc:mgt:youmgt:v:7:y:2009:i:1:p:045-060
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    1. Lee Cronbach, 1951. "Coefficient alpha and the internal structure of tests," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 16(3), pages 297-334, September.
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    virtual organization; outsourcing; information and communication technology;

    JEL classification:

    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights

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