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Creating Offshore-Ready IT Professionals: A Global Perspective and Strong Collaborative Skills Are Needed

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  • KEVIN P. SCHEIBE
  • BRIAN E. MENNECKE
  • CHRISTOPHER W. ZOBEL

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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 in-house. 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 competitive advantage in the current environment.

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  • Kevin P. Scheibe & Brian E. Mennecke & Christopher W. Zobel, 2006. "Creating Offshore-Ready IT Professionals: A Global Perspective and Strong Collaborative Skills Are Needed," Journal of Labor Research, Transaction Publishers, vol. 27(3), pages 275-290, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:tra:jlabre:v:27:y:2006:i:3:p:275-290
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