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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES   SPRING 2016 , Volume 9 , Number 2; Page(s) 243 To 264.
 
Paper: 

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF IT OUTSOURCING READINESS IN THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY

 
 
Author(s):  NDUWIMFURA PHILBERT*, ZHENG JIANGUO
 
* GLORIOUS SUN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT, DONGHUA UNIVERSITY, SHANGHAI, CHINA
 
Abstract: 

Developing countries are increasingly relying on Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) for their socio-economic development. Many countries have achieved faster gross domestic product (GDP) growth through information technology (IT) outsourcing, which is now largely recognized as a strategic management practice that can provide a competitive advantage in business. The East African Community (EAC) member states are putting in place policies to help improve their overall ICT environment competitiveness. This paper evaluates the current state of IT outsourcing readiness in the EAC countries, and contributes to the outsourcing body of knowledge by establishing a relation between a country’s Networked Readiness Index (NRI) and its readiness for IT outsourcing. This evaluation is performed based on the PROMETHEE method which is very effective at dealing with multi-criteria decision making problems. The results show that Kenya is the most ready country for IT outsourcing in EAC, followed by Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi.

 
Keyword(s): DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY, IT OUTSOURCING, OFFSHORING, PROMETHEE
 
 
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NDUWIMFURA, P., & ZHENG, J. (2016). A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF IT OUTSOURCING READINESS IN THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, 9(2), 243-264. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=507336



Vancouver: Copy

NDUWIMFURA PHILBERT, ZHENG JIANGUO. A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF IT OUTSOURCING READINESS IN THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES. 2016 [cited 2021May17];9(2):243-264. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=507336



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NDUWIMFURA, P., ZHENG, J., 2016. A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF IT OUTSOURCING READINESS IN THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, [online] 9(2), pp.243-264. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=507336.



 
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