Evolution of offshore software outsourcing in east Asian countries: From cost to relation

Seungkwon Jang, Heejin Lee, Kyungmin Ko, Dasom Kim

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Abstract

This paper aims to show the evolution of offshore outsourcing from a different viewpoint. In particular, it will be focusing on the offshore outsourcing in East Asian countries, especially in China, Vietnam and Japan. In spite of relatively short period of offshoring experiences, East Asian countries, however, are undergoing the shift in formulating and implementing offshore software outsourcing strategies. Most researches concerning offshoring are based on 'cost proposition', focusing on cost as a driving force of the offshoring. Offshoring strategy being dubbed as 'relation proposition' appears in East Asian countries. Rather than pursuing short-term profits from cheap labor cost, some East Asian countries' offshoring look for long-term and strategic relationship through continuing development and cooperation among them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1604-1609
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event14th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2010 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2010 Jul 92010 Jul 12

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Other14th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2010
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period10/7/910/7/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems

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    Jang, S., Lee, H., Ko, K., & Kim, D. (2010). Evolution of offshore software outsourcing in east Asian countries: From cost to relation. 1604-1609. Paper presented at 14th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2010, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China.