The Relationship between the Perceived Threat from Information Technology Outsourcing and Job Satisfaction of Information Technology Professionals

Journal of Outsourcing and Organizational Information Management

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Daniel C. M. Tan

Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 102111, Journal of Outsourcing and Organizational Information Management, 11 pages, DOI:

Received date : ; Accepted date : ; Published date : 12 February 2009


This study examines the relationship between the perceived threat of information technology (IT) outsourcing and the job satisfaction of information technology professionals. As corporations intensify their outsourcing activities, incumbent IT professionals are naturally affected in the process. IT professionals who perceived IT outsourcing as a significant threat to their job security reported lower perceived job satisfaction compared to their peers who did not have the same perception. The study also found a significant relationship between the perceived involvement in the IT outsourcing arrangement and job satisfaction as well as a significant relationship between perceived outsourcing outcome and job satisfaction. The implications of these findings are discussed in the post-analysis section

Keywords: Information technology outsourcing, job satisfaction, ICT management, information systems issues