Journal of Information Technology

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 228–231

Country attractiveness for offshoring and offshore outsourcing: additional considerations

Debates and Perspectives


In this article, we review aspects relating to the attractiveness of India for information technology offshore – outsourcing. Our starting point is that, indeed, India will remain competitive in the short-medium term. However, more importantly, we move on to argue that country attractiveness is becoming a less important issue. We consider an alternative approach to analyze country attractive in which the client's strategic intent behind going offshore and the vendor's global dispersedness and its local knowledge define the attractiveness of the firm's offshoring strategy.


offshoring outsourcing global dispersedness local knowledge 

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© Palgrave Macmillan 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Warwick Business School, The University of WarwickCoventryUK
  2. 2.Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

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