Outsourcing Conference in Poland…A Smashing Success

I had a great time in Warsaw, Poland. During my time in Warsaw, I launched the Polish Edition of The Outsourcing Handbook (Kogan Page, 2006). The Polish version, Outsourcing: Podr?cznik sprawdzonych praktyk, is published by Wydawnictwo MT Biznes. I enjoyed meeting with executives from leading Polish organizations. We had excellent discussions and debates on a […]

Thank You… and Pictures from Warsaw on a Nice Winter Day

I had a fantastic time in Warsaw today. Thanks to Harvard Business Review Polska (especially Antoni Bielewicz, Patrycja Iwinska-Szpuda, Marek Wochna), IBM (Robert Jursza), Instytut Outsourcing, and the numerous other sponsors for organizing an exciting day of sightseeing around Warsaw. Thanks to all 120+ executives from leading Polish companies (e.g. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, ADP, McKinsey, […]

Managing the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction – An Information Management Perspective

I have a new article published. Desouza, K.C., and Lau, K.A. “Managing the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: An Information Management Perspective,” International Journal of Public Administration, 31 (13), 2008, 1457–1512. The threat towards international security that terrorists, failed or failing states, and rogue regimes pose when in possession of weapons of mass destruction […]

Just Released – Polish Version of The Outsourcing Handbook

My co-authored book, The Outsourcing Handbook: How to Implement a Successful Outsourcing Process (Kogan Page, 2006), has been translated into Polish by Wydawnictwo MT Biznes. The Polish Edition is titled: Outsourcing: Podr?cznik sprawdzonych praktyk. The book has been endorsed by the Outsourcing Institute (Poland). —-Stwórz organizacj? przysz?o?ci Ile zada? twoja firma mog?aby zleca? na zewn?trz […]

The neglected dimension in strategic sourcing: security – Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal

I have authored an opinion piece that appears in the current issue Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal. The neglected dimension in strategic sourcing: securityStructured AbstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to focus on a neglected dimension in strategic sourcing – security; Design/methodology/approach – The paper describes two vignettes which illustrate different kinds of […]

Managing knowledge transfer in distributed contexts, Information Systems Journal

I am happy to announce that a special issue on ‘Managing Knowledge Transfer in Distributed Contexts’ has been published in the Information Systems Journal. I co-edited this issue along with Mark Nissen (Naval Postgraduate School) and Carsten Sørensen (London School of Economics). Link to the special issue… Below are 4 out of the 5 papers […]

Switching Between Consumer Technologies – Communications of the ACM

An article I co-authored with doctoral students at the University of Illinois at Chicago appears in the current issue of the Communications of the ACM. This paper reports on an empirical study conducted on factors that govern switching between technology substitutes. The empirical paper will appear in a future issue of the Journal of the […]