Modeling Outsourcing and Strategy Alignment into a Business Game

Victor Perotti, Thomas F. Pray, Don Wilson

Abstract


This paper introduces a conceptual framework for modeling outsourcing into business games. A review of the Simulation and Games and ABSEL literature reveals that virtually no work has been done in the area of modeling outsourcing concepts into business games. The paper, while being preliminary, (i) briefly reviews the trends in outsourcing, (ii) summarizes a theoretical back for outsourcing, (iii) presents some possible outsourcing options, (iv) develops a framework for linking outsourcing possibilities to a team’s general business strategy. The paper concludes with a brief simulated illustration. The primary purpose of the paper is start a discussion on outsourcing and its role in business games.

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