An Approach for Portfolio Selection in Multi-Vendor IT Outsourcing

@inproceedings{Fridgen2011AnAF,
  title={An Approach for Portfolio Selection in Multi-Vendor IT Outsourcing},
  author={Gilbert Fridgen and Hanna-Vera M{\"u}ller},
  booktitle={ICIS},
  year={2011}
}
Companies increasingly extend their outsourcing strategies from single-sourcing to multisourcing combining best-of-breed vendors. This paper includes an analytical model to evaluate a company’s multisourcing strategy. The model can be applied for decision support to answer the questions, how many and which outsourcing vendors to integrate in the implementation of an IT project. We identify an optimal vendor portfolio considering monetary benefits and risk diversification as well as transaction… CONTINUE READING