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absTracT Offshore IT outsourcing has been gaining acceptance among corporations as a mainstream alternative to in-house operations. Various studies conducted over the last 10 years have shown that outsourcing allows firms to reduce high overhead costs and improve productivity, contribute flexibility , and thus improve overall performance of the firm.(More)
Energy payback time is the energy analog to financial payback, defined as the time necessary for a photovoltaic panel to generate the energy equivalent to that used to produce it. This research contributes to the growing literature on net benefits of renewable energy systems by conducting an empirical investigation of as-manufactured photovoltaic modules,(More)
AbstrAct Offshore information technology (IT) outsourcing has been becoming mainstream alternative to in-house operations. While offshore development is a relatively new trend in IT, the concept of outsourcing manufacturing and service operations has been going on for more than 50 years. Many Asian countries are driving their economic success through taking(More)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank the following people, whose time, effort, encouragement, and insight made the project possible, useful, and most of all, educational. Thank you. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Photovoltaics for Utility Scale Applications [PVUSA] is a collaborative research and development project between the electric utility industry and the(More)
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