Offshoring propensity in information technology services: A firm and country level analysis

  • Naveen Kumar Jain
  • Sumit K. Kundu
  • Fred A. Niederman


Abstract and Key Results
  • This conceptual paper examines the dynamics of the offshoring of information technology (IT) service work. It considers this important emerging phenomenon from multiple lenses, especially those of international business theories.

  • Research propositions are developed based on the perspectives of home country firms, host nation and the dynamic interactions between the two. Questions for future research are suggested.

  • Already established nations in the field get more opportunities than the new entrants to increase their competitiveness from experience-based knowledge gained as a result of the imitative actions of home country firms.

Key Words

Offshoring Information Technology Firm and Country Level Analysis Transaction Cost Economics Institutional Theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naveen Kumar Jain
    • 1
  • Sumit K. Kundu
    • 2
  • Fred A. Niederman
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Business AdministrationFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  2. 2.International Business, College of Business AdministrationFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  3. 3.School of Business and AdministrationSaint Louis UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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