Global Multisourcing Strategy: The Emergence of a Supplier Portfolio in Services Offshoring

  title={Global Multisourcing Strategy: The Emergence of a Supplier Portfolio in Services Offshoring},
  author={Natalia Levina and Ning Su},
  booktitle={Decis. Sci.},
In today’s global services outsourcing arena, increasing numbers of companies adopt “multisourcing,” that is, they select and combine information technology (IT) and business services from multiple providers. The literature on IT outsourcing and supply chain management has identified critical tradeoffs involved in increasing the number of suppliers and has strongly recommended focusing on a handful of strategic partners to balance these tradeoffs. Committing to a few strategic partners, however… 

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