Innovation: Where Do Consultants Fit In?

  • Ilan Oshri
  • Daria Arkhipova
  • Giovanni Vaia
Part of the Technology, Work and Globalization book series (TWG)


Mitigating risks and achieving collaboration between clients and suppliers have been extensively discussed in the Information Systems (IS) outsourcing literature (e.g. Gopal and Koka 2012). A major concern identified by the extant literature is information and knowledge asymmetries that may result in opportunistic behavior by either side. Indeed, while such concerns have mainly been examined vis-à-vis contract choices (Gefen et al. 2008; Gopal and Sivaramakrishnan 2008), the implications of these studies have relevance for the study of innovation through outsourcing (Weeks and Feeny 2008).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ilan Oshri
    • 1
  • Daria Arkhipova
    • 2
  • Giovanni Vaia
    • 2
  1. 1.Loughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK
  2. 2.Ca’ Foscari UniversityVeniceItaly

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