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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2006 Vol.7 No.6 P.1092~1098

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.2006.A1092


Software outsourcing risk management: establishing outsourcee evaluation item systems


Author(s):  WANG Mei-yuan, LU Yao-bin, ZHANG Jin-long

Affiliation(s):  School of Management, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   annie_31rab@yahoo.com.cn

Key Words:  Software outsourcing, Outsourcee evaluation, Group decision making


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WANG Mei-yuan, LU Yao-bin, ZHANG Jin-long. Software outsourcing risk management: establishing outsourcee evaluation item systems[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2006, 7(6): 1092~1098.

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Abstract: 
Outsourcing software development has many advantages as well as inevitable risks. Of these risks, outsourcee selection is one of the most important. A wrong outsourcee selection may have severe adverse influence on the expected outcome of the project. We analyzed the risks involved in outsourcee selection and also provided methods to identify these risks. Using the principles of Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Cluster Analysis based on group decision making, we established an index evaluation system to evaluate and select outsourcees. Real world applications of this system demonstrated its effectiveness in evaluating and selecting qualified outsourcees.

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