LSE Information Systems Group Professor Leslie P. Willcocks has been inducted to the Outsourcing Hall of Fame of Technology Work and Globalisation, an honour given by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) and is one of the most prestigious awards available to individuals working in the field of outsourcing.
Along with Mary Lacity, COP and Curators’ Professor of Information Systems , International Business Fellow at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and current LSE visiting Professor, Professor Willcocks was inducted into the Hall of Fame with Professor Lacity, at the Outsourcing World Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. Both inductees are co-author with notable work such as Outsourcing business processes for innovation , a cited paper in MIT Sloan Management Review.
“It is a real honour to be recognised for both academic contribution to the field and impact on global sourcing practices, especially as this comes from the major international professional association, the IAOP, with its 133,000 plus membership worldwide. The award was accepted by me in honour of Ronald Coase, whose seminal work at the London School of Economics and Political Science on why firms exist led to his Nobel prize in Economics, and who died in late 2013.” Willcocks told the LISA Newsletter.
The legions of students who had the privilege of being taught under Professor Willcocks and the rest of the Information Systems Alumni are very proud of his achievement.