Strategic and financial motivation and information systems outsourcing success

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In this thesis, the relations between information systems outsourcing success measures and strategic and financial drivers are investigated. After a study of the relevant literature, 14 organizations that belong to four different categories are investigated in terms of IS outsourcing. These categories are: IS vendors, IS outsourcers, firms that both procure and supply IS services, and IS system integrators. Thus, the subject matter is studied from both customers' and vendors' points of view. The investigation is realized in three steps: First, general questions were posed in order to gather the characteristics of organizations, then, questionnaires were conducted, and finally, financial data documents were prepared according to the type of the organization. The results show that the number of relations between strategic drivers and information systems outsourcing success measures are more than the number of relations between financial drivers and information systems outsourcing success measures. Besides, strategic drivers influence each of the information system outsourcing success measures, whereas financial drivers affect only two of them.


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Citation Formats
S. Yarlıkaş, “Strategic and financial motivation and information systems outsourcing success,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.