Risk-Driven Conceptual Modeling of Outsourcing Decisions

Pascal van Eck, Roelf J. Wieringa, Jaap Gordijn

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Abstract

In the current networked world, outsourcing of information technology or even of entire business processes is often a prominent design alternative. In the general case, outsourcing is the distribution of economically viable activities over a collection of networked organizations. To evaluate outsourcing decision alternatives, we need to make a conceptual model of each of them. However, in an outsourcing situation, many actors are involved that are reluctant to spend too many resources on exploring alternatives that are not known to be cost-effective. Moreover, the particular risks involved in a specific outsourcing decision have to be identified as early as possible to focus the decision-making process. In this paper, we present a risk-driven approach to conceptual modeling of outsourcing decision alternatives, in which we model just enough of each alternative to be able to make the decision. We illustrate our approach with an example.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConceptual modeling - ER 2004
Subtitle of host publication23rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, Shanghai, China, November 8-12, 2004
EditorsP. Atzeni, W. Chu, H. Lu, S. Zhou, T.W. Ling
Place of PublicationBerlin/Heidelberg, Germany
PublisherSpringer
Pages709-723
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783540237235
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004
Event23rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2004 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 Nov 200412 Nov 2004
Conference number: 23

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume3288
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2004
Abbreviated titleER
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period8/11/0412/11/04

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Outsourcing
Conceptual modeling
Decision-making process
Conceptual model
Resources
Business process

Keywords

  • EWI-10477
  • IR-61794
  • METIS-221424
  • SCS-Services

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van Eck, P., Wieringa, R. J., & Gordijn, J. (2004). Risk-Driven Conceptual Modeling of Outsourcing Decisions. In P. Atzeni, W. Chu, H. Lu, S. Zhou, & T. W. Ling (Eds.), Conceptual modeling - ER 2004: 23rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, Shanghai, China, November 8-12, 2004 (pp. 709-723). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 3288). Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-30464-7_53
van Eck, Pascal ; Wieringa, Roelf J. ; Gordijn, Jaap. / Risk-Driven Conceptual Modeling of Outsourcing Decisions. Conceptual modeling - ER 2004: 23rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, Shanghai, China, November 8-12, 2004. editor / P. Atzeni ; W. Chu ; H. Lu ; S. Zhou ; T.W. Ling. Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany : Springer, 2004. pp. 709-723 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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van Eck, P, Wieringa, RJ & Gordijn, J 2004, Risk-Driven Conceptual Modeling of Outsourcing Decisions. in P Atzeni, W Chu, H Lu, S Zhou & TW Ling (eds), Conceptual modeling - ER 2004: 23rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, Shanghai, China, November 8-12, 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3288, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 709-723, 23rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2004, Shanghai, China, 8/11/04. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-30464-7_53

Risk-Driven Conceptual Modeling of Outsourcing Decisions. / van Eck, Pascal; Wieringa, Roelf J.; Gordijn, Jaap.

Conceptual modeling - ER 2004: 23rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, Shanghai, China, November 8-12, 2004. ed. / P. Atzeni; W. Chu; H. Lu; S. Zhou; T.W. Ling. Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany : Springer, 2004. p. 709-723 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 3288).

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van Eck P, Wieringa RJ, Gordijn J. Risk-Driven Conceptual Modeling of Outsourcing Decisions. In Atzeni P, Chu W, Lu H, Zhou S, Ling TW, editors, Conceptual modeling - ER 2004: 23rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, Shanghai, China, November 8-12, 2004. Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. 2004. p. 709-723. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-30464-7_53