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An investigation on outsourcing practices in software engineering.

Wong Wai Chi Mavis. / Thesis (M.Phil.)--Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2004. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 106-112). / Abstracts in English and Chinese. / List of Tables --- p.x / List of Figures --- p.xiii / Chapter 1. --- Introduction --- p.1 / Chapter 1.1 --- Research Focus --- p.4 / Chapter 2. --- Literature Review --- p.6 / Chapter 2.1 --- Theoretical Models --- p.10 / Chapter 2.1.1 --- Transaction Cost Theory --- p.11 / Chapter 2.1.2 --- Limitations of the TCT --- p.14 / Chapter 3. --- Outsourcing Framework --- p.17 / Chapter 3.1 --- Motivation --- p.18 / Chapter 3.2 --- The Infrastructure --- p.19 / Chapter 3.3 --- Implication --- p.29 / Chapter 3.4 --- Limitations of the framework --- p.29 / Chapter 3.5 --- Concluding Remarks --- p.31 / Chapter 4. --- Single Vendor Approach --- p.33 / Chapter 4.1 --- Modeling Considerations --- p.35 / Chapter 4.1.1 --- Fixed cost for insourcing and outsourcing jobs --- p.36 / Chapter 4.1.2 --- Expected extra manufacturing costs --- p.37 / Chapter 4.1.2.1 --- Vendor Performance Matrix --- p.37 / Chapter 4.1.3 --- Coordination costs among the jobs --- p.39 / Chapter 4.1.4 --- Independence of the terms --- p.40 / Chapter 4.2 --- Quantitative Model --- p.41 / Chapter 4.3 --- Numerical Example --- p.44 / Chapter 4.4 --- Managerial Implications --- p.48 / Chapter 4.4.1 --- The importance of the co-relation parameter --- p.48 / Chapter 4.4.2 --- Penalty Scheme --- p.48 / Chapter 4.4.3 --- Price Changes --- p.50 / Chapter 4.5 --- Concluding Remarks --- p.54 / Chapter 5. --- Multiple Vendor Approach --- p.56 / Chapter 5.1 --- Modeling Considerations --- p.57 / Chapter 5.1.1 --- Fixed cost for insourcing and outsourcing jobs --- p.57 / Chapter 5.1.2 --- Expected extra manufacturing costs --- p.58 / Chapter 5.1.2.1 --- Vendor Performance Matrix --- p.58 / Chapter 5.1.3 --- Coordination costs among the jobs --- p.60 / Chapter 5.1.4 --- Independence of the terms --- p.61 / Chapter 5.2 --- Quantitative Model --- p.62 / Chapter 5.3 --- Numerical Example --- p.66 / Chapter 5.4 --- Managerial Implications --- p.70 / Chapter 5.4.1 --- Penalty Scheme --- p.70 / Chapter 5.4.2 --- Limited resources of the vendors --- p.71 / Chapter 5.4.3 --- Limiting the power of the vendors --- p.74 / Chapter 5.4.4 --- Competitive market --- p.76 / Chapter 5.4.5 --- The same purchasing prices --- p.79 / Chapter 5.4.6 --- Evaluation of vendors' performance --- p.82 / Chapter 5.4.6.1 --- Data Envelopment Analysis --- p.82 / Chapter 5.4.6.2 --- Vendor selection problem --- p.83 / Chapter 5.4.7 --- Make the unfair fair --- p.84 / Chapter 5.4.8 --- Applications --- p.84 / Chapter 5.5 --- Concluding Remarks --- p.85 / Chapter 6. --- Future Directions --- p.87 / Chapter 6.1 --- Extension to heuristic method --- p.87 / Chapter 6.2 --- Economy of scales --- p.88 / Chapter 6.3 --- Data Envelopment Analysis --- p.89 / Chapter 6.3.1 --- Vendor selection process --- p.89 / Chapter 6.3.2 --- Outsourcing decisions --- p.90 / Chapter 6.4 --- Vendors' point of view in winning the contracts --- p.90 / Chapter 6.4.1 --- Do not know the model formulation --- p.90 / Chapter 6.4.2 --- Know the model formulation --- p.91 / Chapter 6.5 --- Risk Analysis --- p.91 / Chapter 6.6 --- Outsourcing failure --- p.92 / Chapter 7. --- Conclusion --- p.96 / Appendix A --- p.101 / Appendix B --- p.103 / Appendix C --- p.104 / Bibliography --- p.106

Identiferoai:union.ndltd.org:cuhk.edu.hk/oai:cuhk-dr:cuhk_324925
Date January 2004
ContributorsWong, Wai Chi Mavis., Chinese University of Hong Kong Graduate School. Division of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management.
Source SetsThe Chinese University of Hong Kong
LanguageEnglish, Chinese
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeText, bibliography
Formatprint, xiii, 112 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
RightsUse of this resource is governed by the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons “Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International” License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

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