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Strategic Offshoring: Decision Analysis, Best Practices, and Emerging Trends

  • Dan B. D. Bhide

Abstract

Any decision related to ‘optimal sourcing’ of business processes or IT functions is complex enough to arrive at and more so to implement successfully. This is because of the sheer multitude of options available — from in-sourcing to co-sourcing to outsourcing — and equally wide ranging objective and subjective factors that go into decision making and successful implementation of a sourcing decision — from strategic, tactical and operational to economic, political and competitive factors. Offshore sourcing (‘offshoring’) of business processes and IT functions adds several more layers of complexity and hence risks to the sourcing lifecycle (Figure 2.1), while, as one would expect, also offering significant potential competitive advantages if implemented correctly.

Keywords

Service Provider Business Process Capability Maturity Model Offshore Outsource Customer Contact Centre 
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