IoT 17(11): e4

Research Article

Offshore Outsourcing Risk Management for Pakistan

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.26-3-2018.154381,
        author={Maria Latif and Iftikhar Azim Niaz and Jawwad Ibrahim},
        title={Offshore Outsourcing Risk Management for Pakistan},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things},
        keywords={Software Offshore Outsourcing (SOO), Software Development Outsourcing (SDO), Offshore Outsourcing Risks, Risk management, Critical Success Factor (CSF)},
  • Maria Latif
    Iftikhar Azim Niaz
    Jawwad Ibrahim
    Year: 2017
    Offshore Outsourcing Risk Management for Pakistan
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.26-3-2018.154381
Maria Latif1,*, Iftikhar Azim Niaz2, Jawwad Ibrahim1
  • 1: Department of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Lahore.
  • 2: Dept. of Computer Science, Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
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Software offshore outsourcing is strong pillar of software development. Software offshore outsourcing involves many risks, due to internal or external factors, that must be recognized and managed. Each organization that deals with the offshore outsourcing must be well aware of all the risk factors and barriers in the offshore outsourcing to maintain the quality of their product. It is very important for the Pakistan’s software industry to improve and maintain the quality of the products with minimal risk and compete with other countries in offshore outsourcing. The problem addressed in this research article is to minimize the risks occurring in offshore software outsourcing. For that purpose, we propose some offshore outsourcing risk mitigation guidelines for the software industry of Pakistan. We use empirical analysis and the qualitative method. A comprehensive literature review is carried out. The risk factors related to offshore outsourcing specifically for Pakistan’s software industry are generated empirically.