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The role of change management in implementing the offshore outsourcing business model: a processual view


  • T. Ramanathan



By means of the case study approach, the nature and process of organizational change related to the implementation of offshore IT outsourcing and the effectiveness of approaches used to manage this change were examined in three information systems departments of a multinational pharmaceutical company. The findings reveal that a combination of contextual factors influenced the adoption and use of offshore outsourcing. Organizational factors involved in the diagnosis and planning as well as implementation phases that contribute to or prevent the successful management of change are identified, and the most commonly reported effects of change resulting from offshore outsourcing are also analyzed. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2009

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  • T. Ramanathan, 2009. "The role of change management in implementing the offshore outsourcing business model: a processual view," Service Business, Springer;Pan-Pacific Business Association, vol. 3(4), pages 341-358, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:svcbiz:v:3:y:2009:i:4:p:341-358
    DOI: 10.1007/s11628-009-0071-9

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