Investigating the Relationship Between Outsourcing and Innovation

  • Benoit A. AubertEmail author
  • Akie Iriyama
  • Ondelansek Kay
  • Rajiv Kishore
Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)


The linkages between outsourcing and innovation are complex. Some findings suggest that outsourcing is a way to generate increased levels of innovation. However, some recommendations extracted from the IT outsourcing literature do not seem to favor innovation through outsourcing arrangements. By understanding the different types of innovation and combining this knowledge with the IT outsourcing body of knowledge, it is possible to conjecture the potential effect of outsourcing on innovation in various circumstances.


IT outsourcing Innovation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benoit A. Aubert
    • 1
    Email author
  • Akie Iriyama
    • 2
  • Ondelansek Kay
    • 3
  • Rajiv Kishore
    • 4
  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Waseda UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.HEC MontrealMontrealCanada
  4. 4.State University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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