Defining a Framework for the Development of ICT Services "nearshoring" in Portugal

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This paper presents a framework for policies development enabling growth of Nearshore in information and communications technologies (ICT) services inside European Community (EC), which are based in Portuguese companies, emphasizing what is needed to explore the huge opportunity to develop exportations, employability and the national economy. In a market of ICTs Outsourcing services forecasted in 2017 to be larger than 1000 Billion Euros, it is necessary that Portugal accelerates developments in areas such as People, Policies, Infrastructures and Education, according to the proposed framework, which supports the growth from the 50th location worldwide and 2nd in Western Europe, regarding attractiveness for providing Outsourcing services, in order to become a preferential destination for the development of a "Nearshore" in EC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on ENTERprise Information Systems/International Conference on Project MANagement/Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies, CENTERIS/ProjMAN / HCist 2015 October 7-9, 2015
EditorsMaria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, João Varajão, Rui Rijo, Ricardo Martinho, Petra Schubert, Albert Boonstra, Ricardo Correia, Alexander Berler
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameProcedia Computer Science
ISSN (Print)1877-0509


  • ICT
  • Nearshore
  • Outsourcing
  • Portugal
  • Services


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