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Global Outsourcing Discourse

Exploring Modes of IT Governance

  • Eleni Lioliou
  • Leslie P. Willcocks

Part of the Technology, Work and Globalization book series (TWG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Eleni Lioliou, Leslie P. Willcocks
    Pages 1-19
  3. Eleni Lioliou, Leslie P. Willcocks
    Pages 21-57
  4. Eleni Lioliou, Leslie P. Willcocks
    Pages 59-79
  5. Eleni Lioliou, Leslie P. Willcocks
    Pages 81-134
  6. Eleni Lioliou, Leslie P. Willcocks
    Pages 135-184
  7. Eleni Lioliou, Leslie P. Willcocks
    Pages 185-219
  8. Eleni Lioliou, Leslie P. Willcocks
    Pages 221-258
  9. Eleni Lioliou, Leslie P. Willcocks
    Pages 259-277
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 279-292

About this book

Introduction

The aim of this book is to investigate the discursive power of two original, theoretical lenses when applied to real outsourcing arrangements and phenomena. The Transaction Cost Economics (TCE) and Foucauldian perspectives are brought to bear on five outsourcing relationships in order to test the application of these discourses to rich qualitative data over the outsourcing contractual life-cycle. This will be the first study illustrating the relevance of Foucauldian concepts of governmentality, discourse and power relations to the study of outsourcing arrangements, and will also incorporate the perspectives of both client and supplier organizations. Using discourse analysis, the objective is to critically deconstruct and provide fresh insight into the normative ‘outsourcing’ discourse that has grown up around global sourcing practices over the last 30 years.

Keywords

Foucault Transaction Cost Economics Discourse Analysis theoretical lense sourcing decisions predictive capacity power relations governmentality

Authors and affiliations

  • Eleni Lioliou
    • 1
  • Leslie P. Willcocks
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.London School of EconomicsLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74045-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74044-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74045-4
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