SemOutQuote: Using Semantics for Innovation Offshore Outsourcing Management Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2009

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 14

issue

  • 1

volume

  • 1

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0742-1222

abstract

  • In an increasingly globalized world, changes in organizations have also affected innovation processes. In the Information Technology (IT) domain, corporations are adopting outsourcing and offshoring models for
    innovation, each time more carefully. The benefits of the combination of both
    practices, which demonstrate a decrease in corporate costs, indicate an
    incentive for the adoption of such practices as corporate strategies. In such a
    scenario, a two-sided challenge presents itself. In the first place, the
    companies contracting must establish selection measures and strategies for
    control of their suppliers. Secondly, the business offering outsourcing services
    must adopt appropriate measures to develop themselves as reliable partners in
    these types of relationships, a crucial aspect for both parties. The current
    work presents SemOutQuote, a semantics-based environment for the selection of
    stable partners for trustworthy innovation processes. The fusion of the
    capacities of interconnection and communication provided by the internet with
    the functionalities of the use of semantics represent a novel approach to the
    management of innovation in organizations. Keywords: Semantics, Semantic Web,
    Innovation, Outsourcing, Management, Offshoring.