Global IT Outsourcing: Software Development across Borders by Sundeep SahayGlobal IT Outsourcing: Software Development across Borders by Sundeep Sahay

Global IT Outsourcing: Software Development across Borders

bySundeep Sahay, Brian Nicholson, S. Krishna

Paperback | August 27, 2007

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Offering key insights into how to manage software development across international boundaries, this book is based on a series of case studies looking at the relationships between firms from North America, the U.K., Japan and Korea with Indian software companies. The authors analyze the multi-faceted challenges encountered in managing these Global Software Alliances (GSAs). They draw on extensive research and experience to offer constructive advice on how to manage GSAs more effectively.
S. Krishna is a professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. His research interests concern global software work arrangements. He holds a PhD in software engineering and chairs IIM's software enterprise management programme, focusing on research and management education in partnership with local software industry.
Title:Global IT Outsourcing: Software Development across BordersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.59 inPublished:August 27, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521039487

ISBN - 13:9780521039482


Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; Foreword; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Introducing the phenomenon of global software work; 2. Globalization and global software work; 3. Globtel's GSA programme In India; 4. The Globtel-Witech relationship: a 'standardization' perspective; 5. Global software work: an identity perspective; 6. The Globtel-MCI relationship: the dialectics of space and place; 7. Managing the knowledge transfer process: the case of Sierra and its Indian subsidiary; 8. The case of Gowing and Eron GSA: power and control; 9. Cross-cultural communication challenges: GSAs between Japanese and Indian firms; 10. Reflections and synthesis on theoretical insights; 11. Managerial implications; Index.

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