chapter  2
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Drivers

WithJohann Rost

Motivations in the Offshore Decision-Making Process

The potential cost reduction is a compelling argument in favor of offshore scenarios for many companies. Due to its dominant role in a considerable a number of offshore projects, an entire chapter of this book, Chapter 3, is dedicated to cost aspects.

In addition to the obvious financial motivation of cost reduction, commercial (strategic) or technological issues might be taken into consideration, such as:

• Efforts to acquire and maintain IT know-how

• Access to scarce talent

• Additional flexibility

• Focus on core activities