Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2006

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Labor Research

Volume

27

Issue

3

First Page

275

Last Page

290

DOI

10.1007/s12122-006-1023-y

Abstract

Outsourcing of IT functions has become a widespread corporate practice, which has naturally led to concerns among IT works about how this affects their jobs. The issue is complex, and many companies are bringing their IT functions back inhouse. In light of this complexity, what skills do IT workers need to be com-petitive? We address this question first by reviewing the literature and then by examining two corporate case studies that have dealt with outsourcing issues. Based on this view of outsourcing, we discuss the skills that can provide a com-petitive advantage in the current environment.

Comments

This is a post-print of an article from Journal of Labor Research, 27, no. 3 (Summer 2006): 275–290, doi: 10.1007/s12122-006-1023-y.

Copyright Owner

Springer

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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