Offshore Software Development in small and midsize companies
A scientific paper based on qualitative research
Offshore software development is a well investigated topic for large and multinational companies.
For small to midsize companies, this is an underdeveloped area in the literature.
The author conducted a qualitative research to uncover success factors with offshore software development. This research has been done with eight client cases offshoring to a partner company in India. Interviews have been conducted with software development managers from Dutch companies partnering with coMakeIT. Also, interviews have been held with employees in India. From this research, 6 co-ordination mechanisms are extracted which leverage success in the cases that have been researched.
For different types of software development, different mechanisms can be advised.
- Software development
- Offshore outsourcing
- Small and midsize companies
- Co-ordination mechanisms