October 13, 2010 at 18:41 PM EDT
IAOP Forms Academic Alliance with the University of Tennessee College of Business to Promote Vested Outsourcing
International Association of Outsourcing Professionals and UT’s College of Business Administration will share best practices, research and thought leadership


POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (lAOP®) has formed an academic alliance with the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration to promote outsourcing.

The association and the college’s Center for Executive Education have been working together on a “Vested Outsourcing” program that teaches best-in-class performance based outsourcing. The unique program is based on findings from a recent year-long study of how progressive commercial companies are applying Vested Outsourcing as a key way to improve performance at a lower price.

IAOP and UT’s College of Business Administration will share best practices, research and thought leadership. The college also will have the opportunity to participate on IAOP committees and at its events.

“We are pleased to collaborate with the University of Tennessee on the Vested Outsourcing program that is changing traditional approaches to buying outsourced services,” said IAOP Chairman Michael Corbett. “Through academic alliances like this one, IAOP continues to promote and advance the management practice and industry of outsourcing.”

“This partnership continues to advance the academic excellence our college and center provide to organizations,” said Ted Stank, associate dean of executive education for UT’s College of Business Administration. “IAOP is a leader in the field, and we’re proud to be associated with an organization of its caliber.”

IAOP’s other academic partners around the globe include Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management at Ryerson University in Canada; Boston University School of Management Institute for Global Work (IGW); California State University Fullerton (CSUF)’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics Center for Emerging Markets; Duke’s C.I.B.E.R. Fuqua School of Business Offshoring Research Network; Copenhagen Business School in Denmark; University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business in Houston, Texas; and University of Missouri St. Louis College of Business Administration.

About The University of Tennessee College of Business Administration

The University of Tennessee College of Business Administration in Knoxville, Tennessee, develops mindful leaders of worthy enterprise. It consistently breaks new ground with its scholarship and award-winning, integrated curricula that is taught in its nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs. The Center for Executive Education has been delivering unrivaled expertise, solutions, and applied thought-leadership through degree, open enrollment and custom programs for over 35 years to hundreds of organizations and industries worldwide. The College is fully accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. For more information about the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration, visit http://bus.utk.edu.


About IAOP

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 110,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit www.iaop.org.

Media Contact:
Kimberly L. Maneeley
IAOP Communications Manager
+1.845.452.0600, extension 104
kim.maneeley@iaop.org

Company Contact Information
International Association of Outsourcing Professionals
Kim Maneeley
South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
12601
(845) 452-0600, ext.

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