Workshop on Global software development and offshoring

In this event, speakers from the U.S., Sweden and India share their views about opportunities and challenges of global software development and offshoring.

Prof. Erran Carmel
, American University, USA
Prof. Pär Ågerfalk, Uppsala University, Sweden
Prof. KBC Saxena, Management Development Institute, India
Prof. Jan Pawlowski and Dr. Anicet Yalaho, University of Jyväskylä


This event will be organized in Hankasalmi, Revontuli holiday resort. Lunch can be bought from Revontuli with 8 euros, dinner with 12 euros. If you need to accommodate in Hankasalmi, Revontuli offers accommodation in double rooms (35e/person/night) or single rooms (50e/person/night). Holiday cottages for four persons are available for 35e/person/night - also for additional persons, if you wish to take your family with you. Accommodation includes breakfast.


Thursday 20th August

09.15-09.30 Opening (Juhani Iivari)
09:30-10:00 Introduction (N.N.)
10.00-10.15 Break
10:15-11:45 Benefits of Global Software Development (Prof. Pär Ågerfalk)
11.45-13.00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Coordination across time zones in globally distributed work (Prof. Erran Carmel)
14:30-15:00 Coffee
15:00-16.00 Business Process Outsourcing as Strategic Partnering: Building Winning Relationships in a Multi-sourcing Environment (Prof. K. Bhushan C. Saxena)
16:00-17:00 Awareness and Trust in Globally Distributed Settings (Prof. Jan Pawlowski and Anicet Yalaho)
17.30- Dinner,  smoke sauna, warmed outdoor bath

Friday 21st August
09:00-10:30 The landscape of nations and offshoring (Prof. Erran Carmel)
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-12.00 Two-stage offshoring (Prof. Pär Ågerfalk)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Business Strategies of BPO Service Providers: Successful Case Studies & Emerging Issues (Prof. K. Bhushan C. Saxena)
14:00-14:15 Coffee
14:15-15:45 Outsourcing to an Unknown Workforce: Exploring Opensourcing as an Offshore Sourcing Strategy (Prof. Pär Ågerfalk)
15.45-16.00 Closing (Juhani Iivari)