Information Technology Outsourcing Risk Trends in China

  • Desheng Wu
  • David L. Olson
  • Dexiang Wu


The information technology (IT) industry has seen massive changes in the past decade. A great deal of outsourcing of IT has been outsourced, much to India, but also a great deal to China and Russia. The Chinese government has adopted a five-year plan for economic development emphasizing service outsourcing. This paper reviews IT outsourcing risk, considers methods to identify and assess risk, and points to tools for the evaluation of risk, both quantitative and qualitative. Factors specific to China are reviewed.


Information Technology Delphi Method Enterprise System Software Company Risk Identification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Desheng Wu
    • 1
  • David L. Olson
    • 2
  • Dexiang Wu
    • 3
  1. 1.RiskLabUniversity of TorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of NebraskaUSA
  3. 3.University of Science and Technology of ChinaChina

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