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Reasons behind changing of sourcing strategies in software organizations: in India
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computing, Department of Software Engineering.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Context Global Software Development plays a crucial role in the growthof software organizations. It gives a way to global sourcing, which involvescongregation of knowledge forces from all over the world to work for thecompletion of software projects with benefits. Most of the organizations usesourcing strategies to connect with other organizations in order to form aprocess for the work. The document incorporates the types of organizationsinvolved in this practice. The sourcing specifications vary from those of thesoftware organizations when compared to the others. The sourcing strategieshave some criteria for their selection but the existing literature doesnot reflect the change of sourcing strategy. This forms a research gap whichfocuses on the reasons behind the change of sourcing strategies, particularlyin software organizations. When considering this, it varies from one locationto other. Taking this into account, India is chosen as it is one of thedeveloping countries globally.Objectives The main objective of this research is to investigate the reasonsbehind the change of sourcing strategies in the present software organizationswhich are located in India. This information should act as a primarysource of information which acts as a reference for selecting the sourcingstrategy based on reasons behind changing sourcing strategies.Methods In this research, mixed method approach is used. Through thisapproach both the criteria that are qualitative and quantitative data is obtained.At first for the literature review, the systematic mapping is usedto scrutinize the available information within the topic area. Secondly, thesurvey is done to gain the input at present from software organizations inIndia and finally, the interviews (India) are conducted to validate the resultsobtained from both the above mentioned methods. Further, for thesampling of the data from research, the convenience sampling is used. Theanalysis of qualitative data is done using the thematic analysis method andfor quantitative data, the descriptive statistics is used.Results The general reasons for the change of sourcing strategies implementedby software organizations are obtained from literature and also thestate of practice in India is retrieved through surveys. Also the final primarysource of information,a checklist of reasons behind the change of sourcingstrategies in India are documented.Conclusions The main objectives of the research are answered. The generalreasons are obtained by studying the state of art. State of practice also liststhe upcoming reasons caused due to recent changes in software organizationsin India. The primary source of information which are reasons behindthe change of sourcing strategies are mentioned with each particular sourcingstrategy segregating them in both technical and non-technical reasons inIndia. So that, it will act as a checklist for practitioners, apart from havingthe criteria of selection, this checklist based on reasons behind changing thesourcing strategies in India will help them to select the sourcing strategyand understand the reasons which will lead to run the process smoothly.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 80 p.
Keyword [en]
Reasons, Sourcing strategies, Software/IT, India
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Software Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-14835OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-14835DiVA: diva2:1118839
Subject / course
PA2534 Master's Thesis (120 credits) in Software Engineering
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PAAXA Master of Science Programme in Software Engineering
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2017-01-24, 20:50 (English)
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Available from: 2017-07-03 Created: 2017-07-02 Last updated: 2017-07-03Bibliographically approved

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