Who Is the Favored Bride? Challenges in Switching to a Multi-vendor Offshoring Strategy

  • Martin WienerEmail author
  • Carol S. Saunders
Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)


This chapter explores the governance benefits and challenges that arise when a client firm switches from a single- to a multi-vendor offshoring strategy. It also looks at the management tactics that firms use for dealing with the arising challenges. To do so, we examine the case of a global corporation, which recently took the decision to onboard two additional offshore vendors after having worked exclusively with an Indian IT vendor for more than a decade.


IT single- versus multi-sourcing Multi-vendor offshoring (MVO) MVO benefits MVO challenges Management tactics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dr. Theo and Friedl Schöller Research Center for Business and SocietyUniversity of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Management and OrganizationStockholm School of EconomicsStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Department of ManagementUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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