Erik Beulen, PhD, is employed at Tilburg University in the Netherlands as an assistant professor, associated with TIAS Business School and is also employed as a senior manager with Accenture. Erik has track record in acquiring large global outsourcing contracts. He obtained his Ph.D. from Tilburg University. His research concentrates on outsourcing, offshore outsourcing, governance and the management of outsourcing relationships. His papers have been published in journals such as European Management Journal and Communications Association for Information Systems and the proceedings of the HICSS and ICIS. Erik has contributed chapters in editorial books of Wendy Currie, Wim van Grembergen and Erran Carmel. He is also the author and co-author of various Dutch language books on the subject of outsourcing and offshore outsourcing. Pieter Ribbers is Professor of Information Management at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Jan Roos is Emeritus Professor of Information Systems at Tilburg University, the Netherlands.