Outsource or not: A preliminary study of Omani organizations

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to determine the main reasons for or against outsourcing IS/IT within the Omani organizations context. With this aim in mind, a questionnaire survey was used to collect data from public and private organizations. The results of the analysis of the data show that the main drive behind IS/IT outsourcing is the need to obtain the required skills which are not available otherwise. The study also shows that security issues and concerns are among the top reasons preventing some Omani organizations from outsourcing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Management in the Networked Economy
Subtitle of host publicationIssues and Solutions - Proceedings of the 8th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2007
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Pages231-234
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780975339374
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event8th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2007 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Jun 20 2007Jun 22 2007

Other

Other8th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2007
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period6/20/076/22/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Information Systems and Management

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    Al-Gharbi, K., Al-Kindi, A., & Al-Salti, Z. (2007). Outsource or not: A preliminary study of Omani organizations. In Information Management in the Networked Economy: Issues and Solutions - Proceedings of the 8th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2007 (pp. 231-234). International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA.