Assessing Organizational Adoption of Information Systems Outsourcing

Ricardo Martins, Manoj Abraham Thomas, Tiago Oliveira

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The information systems outsourcing (ISO) field continues to grow, as organizations consistently seek improvements in IT activities. The global scope of outsourcing participation and growth leads to gaps of knowledge related to the contextual factors that influence ISO adoption. Using the technology-organization-environment (TOE) framework, this study identifies and contextualizes the determinants of ISO adoption. Data collected from 261 firms suggest that relative advantage, firm size, top management support, and competitive pressure are the main determinants of ISO. This study highlights the importance of assessing ISO using the TOE theoretical lens, and offers replication of prior results, the lack of which is a growing concern in social science research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-378
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2015


  • diffusion of innovations
  • information systems outsourcing
  • IT adoption
  • technology-organization-environment


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