The global, standard-setting association and advocate for outsourcing professionals and the organizations they support.

Call for Papers- Submission Extended through October 31st.
The First Annual IAOP North American
Outsourcing Research Workshop

“Research into Practice”
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) will host the first annual North American Outsourcing Research Workshop at The 2015 Outsourcing World Summit® on February 15, 2015, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, Phoenix, Arizona. 
The Outsourcing Research Workshop precedes the annual three-day Outsourcing World Summit that regularly attracts more than 800 global outsourcing industry participants.

This 1-day workshop is an opportunity for academics to present and discuss full research-based papers as well as research in progress.  The intention of the workshop is to allow leading researchers to interact with global practitioners; including outsourcing buyers, providers and advisors.  A limited number of papers will be accepted for discussion at the workshop. IAOP will award “best paper” the opportunity to present at the OWS. 

IAOP will offer a sponsorship of the workshop.
Papers will be reviewed through a double-blind peer review and comments will be provided to the authors to consider prior to the workshop.  Papers of suitable quality will be considered for refereed journals such as the Journal of Information Technology, the Strategic Outsourcing International Journal and book publication outlets such as the Palgrave MacMillan series Technology, Work and Globalization.
With an emphasis on practice-oriented research, themes that will be considered include the following:

  • Case studies from organizations that have achieved success in their outsourcing relationships
  • Effective governance of the outsourcing relationship
  • Innovation through outsourcing
  • Key trends in:
    • The impact of SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud) on outsourcing
    • In-sourcing
    • Impact sourcing and socially responsible outsourcing
    • Global Business Services (GBS) and shared services 
    • Sustainable outsourcing
We also welcome teaching cases (with supporting notes) that focus on outsourcing.
The workshop will be chaired by Leslie Willcocks, COP (London School of Economics) and Ron Babin, DBA, COP (Ryerson University). The schedule for submissions and review is as follows:

  • Now Extended through October 31, 2014 – Abstract submitted (1500 words)
  • November 15, 2014 – Authors notified of selection; review comments provided for  all submissions
  • December 15, 2014 – Final paper due
  • February 15, 2015 – IAOP North American Outsourcing  Research Workshop at The 2015 Outsourcing World Summit
Papers and abstracts should be sent by email to Ron Babin at The email title must contain the words “IAOP North American Outsourcing Research Workshop 2015.” 

Click here to opt-out of communications from IAOP.
International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® | 2600 South Road | Suite 44-240 | Poughkeepsie | NY | 12601


© 2018 IAOP® All Rights Reserved. IAOP, Certified Outsourcing Professionals®, The Outsourcing World Summit® and The Global Outsourcing 100® are registered trademarks of IAOP.