Risk-Driven Conceptual Modeling of Outsourcing Decisions

Pascal van Eck, Roelf J. Wieringa, Jaap Gordijn

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    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
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)9783540237235
    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
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference23rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2004
    Abbreviated titleER


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


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