Advanced

Cloud Sourcing – Next Generation Outsourcing?

Muhic, Mirella LU and Johansson, Björn LU (2014) In Procedia Technology - Elsevier 16. p.553-561
Abstract
Although Cloud Sourcing has been around for some time it could be questioned what actually is known about it. This paper presents a literature review on the specific question if Cloud Sourcing could be seen as the next generation of outsourcing. The reason for doing this is that from an initial sourcing study we found that the sourcing decisions seems to go in the direction of outsourcing as a service which could be described as Cloud Sourcing. Whereas some are convinced that Cloud Sourcing reduces cost and complexity in advantage for increased labor productivity, others maintain that the negotiation with the cloud provider is crucial to ensure data privacy, security regulations, compliance, standards, tolerance for risk, governance and... (More)
Although Cloud Sourcing has been around for some time it could be questioned what actually is known about it. This paper presents a literature review on the specific question if Cloud Sourcing could be seen as the next generation of outsourcing. The reason for doing this is that from an initial sourcing study we found that the sourcing decisions seems to go in the direction of outsourcing as a service which could be described as Cloud Sourcing. Whereas some are convinced that Cloud Sourcing reduces cost and complexity in advantage for increased labor productivity, others maintain that the negotiation with the cloud provider is crucial to ensure data privacy, security regulations, compliance, standards, tolerance for risk, governance and service level agreements. The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether the debate on Cloud Sourcing in the top IS conferences and AIS basket of 8 journals goes in the direction of Cloud Sourcing being the future of sourcing as practice predicts, and to identify the space for the development of this research. An introductory literature review showed that there is not much written about Cloud Sourcing as an alternative for outsourcing albeit it seems to have a great potential. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
keywords
Cloud Sourcing, Outsourcing, Literature Review, Evolution.
in
Procedia Technology - Elsevier
volume
16
pages
553 - 561
publisher
Elsevier
external identifiers
  • wos:000360404800062
ISSN
2212-0173
DOI
10.1016/j.protcy.2014.10.003
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
e69758a3-0fcc-477f-bfbd-67f3e45dae66 (old id 4820574)
alternative location
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212017314002308
date added to LUP
2014-12-01 12:01:18
date last changed
2016-04-16 00:38:29
@article{e69758a3-0fcc-477f-bfbd-67f3e45dae66,
  abstract     = {Although Cloud Sourcing has been around for some time it could be questioned what actually is known about it. This paper presents a literature review on the specific question if Cloud Sourcing could be seen as the next generation of outsourcing. The reason for doing this is that from an initial sourcing study we found that the sourcing decisions seems to go in the direction of outsourcing as a service which could be described as Cloud Sourcing. Whereas some are convinced that Cloud Sourcing reduces cost and complexity in advantage for increased labor productivity, others maintain that the negotiation with the cloud provider is crucial to ensure data privacy, security regulations, compliance, standards, tolerance for risk, governance and service level agreements. The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether the debate on Cloud Sourcing in the top IS conferences and AIS basket of 8 journals goes in the direction of Cloud Sourcing being the future of sourcing as practice predicts, and to identify the space for the development of this research. An introductory literature review showed that there is not much written about Cloud Sourcing as an alternative for outsourcing albeit it seems to have a great potential.},
  author       = {Muhic, Mirella and Johansson, Björn},
  issn         = {2212-0173},
  keyword      = {Cloud Sourcing,Outsourcing,Literature Review,Evolution.},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {553--561},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Procedia Technology - Elsevier},
  title        = {Cloud Sourcing – Next Generation Outsourcing?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.protcy.2014.10.003},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2014},
}