Outsourcing of Information Systems Functions in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. A Test of a Multi-Theoretical Model

Dibbern, Jens; Heinzl, Armin (2009). Outsourcing of Information Systems Functions in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. A Test of a Multi-Theoretical Model. Business & information systems engineering, 1(1), pp. 101-110. Wiesbaden: Gabler 10.1007/s12599-008-0008-1

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In this paper determinants of information systems (IS) outsourcing are deduced from transaction cost economic theory, resource-based theory and power theory. They are summarized in a theoretical framework which is tested using a sample of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Germany. The results show that internal performance and know-how deficits vis-à-vis external service providers are key determinants that explain why different IS functions are outsourced to varying degrees in SMEs. Moreover, the determinants of IS functions were found to partially differ between IS functions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems > Information Engineering
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems

UniBE Contributor:

Dibbern, Jens and Heinzl, Armin

ISSN:

1867-0202

Publisher:

Gabler

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:15

Last Modified:

17 Jul 2019 13:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s12599-008-0008-1

Web of Science ID:

000270290800015

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.33109

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/33109 (FactScience: 198484)

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