The Role of SOA for BPO Intention – Proposing a Research Model

  • Daniel Beimborn
  • Nils Joachim
  • Frank Schlosser
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 52)


How does the availability of an Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) within a firm affect the potential of and intention for outsourcing business activities? Since one of the promises of SOA is to modularize the IT representation of business processes, it should facilitate business process outsourcing (BPO) in terms of buying the provision of single business functionalities. In this paper, we develop a conceptual research model that theorizes the relationship between SOA and BPO intention.


Service-oriented architecture (SOA) business process outsourcing (BPO) business flexibility modularity standards research model development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Beimborn
    • 1
  • Nils Joachim
    • 1
  • Frank Schlosser
    • 1
  1. 1.Department for Information Systems and ServicesUniversity of BambergBambergGermany

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