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A Supplier Selection Model For Software Development Outsourcing


  • Fekete Zoltan Alpar

    () (BabeČ™-Bolyai University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)

  • Hancu Lucian-Viorel

    () (SoftProEuro srl)


This paper presents a multi-criteria decision making model used for supplier selection for software development outsourcing on e-marketplaces. This model can be used in auctions. The supplier selection process becomes complex and difficult on last twenty years since the Internet plays an important role in business management. Companies have to concentrate their efforts on their core activities and the others activities should be realized by outsourcing. They can achieve significant cost reduction by using e-marketplaces in their purchase process and by using decision support systems on supplier selection. In the literature were proposed many approaches for supplier evaluation and selection process. The performance of potential suppliers is evaluated using multi criteria decision making methods rather than considering a single factor cost.

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  • Fekete Zoltan Alpar & Hancu Lucian-Viorel, 2010. "A Supplier Selection Model For Software Development Outsourcing," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(2), pages 1190-1195, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ora:journl:v:1:y:2010:i:2:p:1190-1195

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    1. Weber, Charles A. & Current, John R. & Benton, W. C., 1991. "Vendor selection criteria and methods," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 50(1), pages 2-18, January.
    2. Ho, William & Xu, Xiaowei & Dey, Prasanta K., 2010. "Multi-criteria decision making approaches for supplier evaluation and selection: A literature review," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 202(1), pages 16-24, April.
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    Supplier evaluation; Supplier selection; Multi-criteria decision making; E-marketplace; Software development outsourcing;

    JEL classification:

    • P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises
    • L81 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Retail and Wholesale Trade; e-Commerce


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