Information Systems and Outsourcing

Studies in Theory and Practice

  • Mary C. Lacity
  • Leslie P. Willcocks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mary C. Lacity, Leslie P. Willcocks
      Pages 3-36
  3. Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Mary C. Lacity, Leslie P. Willcocks
      Pages 39-87
    3. Peter Seddon, Sara Cullen, Leslie P. Willcocks
      Pages 113-145
    4. Thomas Kern, Leslie P. Willcocks
      Pages 146-182
  4. Studies of Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Mary C. Lacity, Rudy Hirschheim
      Pages 185-211
    3. Mary C. Lacity, Leslie P. Willcocks, David Feeny
      Pages 212-234
    4. Leslie P. Willcocks, John Hindle, David Feeny, Mary C. Lacity
      Pages 235-248
    5. Joseph W. Rottman, Mary C. Lacity
      Pages 249-256
    6. Joseph W. Rottman, Mary C. Lacity
      Pages 257-279
    7. Sara Cullen, Leslie P. Willcocks, Mary C. Lacity
      Pages 280-302
    8. Mary C. Lacity, Leslie P. Willcocks
      Pages 303-340
    9. Mary C. Lacity, Leslie P. Willcocks
      Pages 341-365
    10. Ilan Oshri, Julia Kotlarsky, Leslie P. Willcocks
      Pages 366-389
    11. Leslie P. Willcocks, Peter Reynolds, David Feeny
      Pages 390-419
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 420-431

About this book


A new look at nearly 20 years of theoretical and practical research on IT outsourcing. The book explores how good IT outsourcing theories shape practice and how effective IT outsourcing practices inform theory. It highlights the importance of examining theories borrowed from economics, strategy, and sociology to study IT outsourcing.


business business process information system Information Technology (IT) knowledge transfer management Offshore Outsourcing strategy

Authors and affiliations

  • Mary C. Lacity
    • 1
  • Leslie P. Willcocks
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MissouriSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

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