UMSL scholars to discuss rural outsourcing

What is rural outsourcing? Is it important to the growth and advancement of today’s United States economy? University of Missouri–St. Louis scholars will answer these questions and others during “Field of Dreams: Outsourcing IT Work to Rural Suppliers” 8 a.m. Dec. 2 in the Student Government Association Chambers at the Millennium Student Center at UMSL.

Mary Lacity, professor of information systems at UMSL, and Joe Rottman, associated professor of information systems at UMSL, have done extensive research on the emerging trend of rural outsourcing, which is the practice of outsourcing work to suppliers with delivery centers located in low-cost, non-urban areas. According to the scholars, interest in rural outsourcing in the U.S. has increased significantly as federal and state governments seek ways to create jobs and as government outsourcing contracts increasingly require that work be done onshore. 

The lecture is part of the College of Business Administration’s Breakfast & Business Series and sponsored by Express Scripts, Inc. Breakfast and networking begin at 7:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. Call 314-516-5883 to reserve a spot.

The Student Government Association Chamber on the third floor of the Millennium Student Center at the University of Missouri¬¬-St. Louis, One University Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63121.

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