An exploratory study on strategic software development outsourcing
Paper in proceeding, 2017

In today's software industry many business organizations are realizing that Software Development Outsourcing (SDO) is an imperative and strategic step for their system operation success. Many organizations have or are in the process of implementing such business transformation. This study is to investigate the status quo of strategic SDO in the software industry. To conduct this research, a mixed method exploratory study that consists of a survey and multiple cases has been adopted. The research unveils how industrial software organizations capitalize on SDO as a strategic tool in their product development.

Strategic SDO management

Operation success


SDO decision

Strategic software development outsourcing


Er Nie

University of Gothenburg

Imed Hammouda

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Software Engineering (Chalmers)

University of Gothenburg

Proceedings - 2017 IEEE 12th International Conference on Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2017

106-115 7976695

12th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2017
Buenos Aires, Argentina,

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Reliability and Maintenance

Business Administration

Software Engineering



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