Outsourcing information technology: The role of social capital

James J. Hoffman, Eric A. Walden, Mark L. Hoelscher

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


The current chapter explores the role that one factor, social capital, may have on the success of IT outsourcing. It extends current understanding of outsourcing success and failure by examining the effect of social capital on outsourcing success. The chapter proposes that social capital has potential impact on information technology (IT) outsourcing success. Specifically, it is theorized that social capital has an inverted "U" shape relationship with outsourcing success.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOutsourcing Management Information Systems
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781599041957
StatePublished - 2006


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