Information technology outsourcing by Brazilian companies

  • Edmir Parada Vasques Prado USP; Escola de Artes, Comunicação e Humanidades
  • Hiroo Takaoka USP; Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade
Keywords: Outsourcing, Information Technology, Information Systems, Private Sector


Information Technology outsourcing activities by medium and large sized private companies in Brazil were analyzed. Included were 267 outsourced services in 71 organizations, however this was not a random sample. Data was collected by questionnaire and analyzed by non-parametric statistical methods. This was a descriptive study of the variables describing organization characteristics, outsourced services and contractual arrangements. Four groups of companies were identified and distinguished by the amount of outsourcing as well the most common outsourcing reasons, activities and models of contracts. Discussion about three possible cause and effect relationships of these variables was included.


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Prado, E., & Takaoka, H. (2008). Information technology outsourcing by Brazilian companies . REGE Revista De Gestão, 15(2), 99-112.
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