Country attractiveness for offshoring and offshore outsourcing: additional considerations

Julia Kotlarsky, Ilan Oshri

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In this article, we review aspects relating to the attractiveness of India for information technology offshore – outsourcing. Our starting point is that, indeed, India will remain competitive in the short-medium term. However, more importantly, we move on to argue that country attractiveness is becoming a less important issue. We consider an alternative approach to analyze country attractive in which the client's strategic intent behind going offshore and the vendor's global dispersedness and its local knowledge define the attractiveness of the firm's offshoring strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-231
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Information Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • offshoring
  • outsourcing
  • global dispersedness
  • local knowledge


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