B. M. Staw and J. Ross, Knowing When to Pull the Plug, Harvard Business Review, vol.652, pp.68-74, 1987.

M. Newman and R. Sabherwal, Determinants of Commitment to Information Systems Development: A Longitudinal Investigation, MIS Quarterly, vol.20, issue.1, pp.23-54, 1996.
DOI : 10.2307/249541

B. M. Staw, The Escalation of Commitment to a Course of Action, Academy of Management Review, vol.6, pp.577-587, 1981.

J. Ross and B. M. Staw, ORGANIZATIONAL ESCALATION AND EXIT: LESSONS FROM THE SHOREHAM NUCLEAR POWER PLANT., Academy of Management Journal, vol.36, issue.4, pp.701-732, 1993.
DOI : 10.2307/256756

M. Keil, Pulling the Plug: Software Project Management and the Problem of Project Escalation, MIS Quarterly, vol.19, issue.4, pp.421-447, 1995.
DOI : 10.2307/249627

M. Keil, B. C. Tan, K. K. Wei, T. Saarinen, V. Tuunainen et al., A Cross-Cultural Study on Escalation of Commitment Behavior in Software Projects, MIS Quarterly, vol.24, issue.2, pp.299-324, 2000.
DOI : 10.2307/3250940

J. Brockner, The Escalation of Commitment to a Failing Course of Action: Toward Theoretical Progress, Academy of Management Review, vol.17, pp.39-61, 1992.

S. L. Kirby and M. A. Davis, A study of escalating commitment in principal-agent relationships: Effects of monitoring and personal responsibility., Journal of Applied Psychology, vol.83, issue.2, pp.206-217, 1998.
DOI : 10.1037/0021-9010.83.2.206

M. Keil, A. Rai, J. E. Mann, and P. Zhang, Why software projects escalate: The importance of project management constructs, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, vol.50, issue.3, pp.251-261, 2003.
DOI : 10.1109/TEM.2003.817312

C. Fombrun and M. Shanley, WHAT'S IN A NAME? REPUTATION BUILDING AND CORPORATE STRATEGY., Academy of Management Journal, vol.33, issue.2, pp.233-258, 1990.
DOI : 10.2307/256324

S. Ang and L. L. Cummings, Strategic Response to Institutional Influences on Information Systems Outsourcing, Organization Science, vol.8, issue.3, pp.235-256, 1997.
DOI : 10.1287/orsc.8.3.235

S. Ang and D. Straub, Production and Transaction Economies and IS Outsourcing: A Study of the U. S. Banking Industry, MIS Quarterly, vol.22, issue.4, pp.535-552, 1998.
DOI : 10.2307/249554

L. Loh and N. Venkatraman, Determinants of Information Technology Outsourcing: A Cross-Sectional Analysis, Journal of Management Information Systems, vol.63, issue.4, pp.7-24, 1992.
DOI : 10.1016/S1573-448X(89)01006-X

S. Slaughter and S. Ang, Employment outsourcing in information systems, Communications of the ACM, vol.39, issue.7, pp.47-54, 1996.
DOI : 10.1145/233977.233994

W. L. Currie and L. P. Willcocks, Analysing four types of IT sourcing decisions in the context of scale, client/supplier interdependency and risk mitigation, Information Systems Journal, vol.8, issue.2, pp.119-143, 1998.
DOI : 10.1046/j.1365-2575.1998.00030.x

M. Keil, J. Mann, and A. Rai, Why Software Projects Escalate: An Empirical Analysis and Test of Four Theoretical Models, MIS Quarterly, vol.24, issue.4, pp.631-665, 2000.
DOI : 10.2307/3250950

M. Keil and R. Montealegre, Cutting Your Losses: Extricating Your Organization When a Big Project Goes Awry, Sloan Management Review, vol.413, pp.86-95, 2000.

M. Keil, G. Depledge, and A. Rai, Escalation: The Role of Problem Recognition and Cognitive Bias, Decision Sciences, vol.11, issue.1, pp.391-421, 2007.
DOI : 10.1006/obhd.1993.1018

J. S. Lee, M. Keil, and V. Kasi, The Effect of an Initial Budget and Schedule Goal on Software Project Escalation, Journal of Management Information Systems, vol.42, issue.5, pp.53-78, 2012.
DOI : 10.2753/MIS0742-1222290102

A. Jani, Escalation of commitment in troubled IT projects: Influence of project risk factors and self-efficacy on the perception of risk and the commitment to a failing project, International Journal of Project Management, vol.29, issue.7, pp.934-945, 2011.
DOI : 10.1016/j.ijproman.2010.08.004

D. Gefen, S. Wyss, and Y. Lichtenstein, Business Familiarity as Risk Mitigation in Software Development Outsourcing Contracts, MIS Quarterly, vol.323, pp.531-551, 2008.

N. Levina and J. W. Ross, From the Vendor's Perspective: Exploring the Value Proposition in Information Technology Outsourcing, MIS Quarterly, vol.273, pp.331-364, 2003.

A. Heiskanena, M. Newmanb, and M. Eklinc, Control, trust, power, and the dynamics of information system outsourcing relationships: A process study of contractual software development, The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, vol.17, issue.4, pp.268-286, 2008.
DOI : 10.1016/j.jsis.2008.10.001

R. Sabherwal, The evolution of coordination in outsourced software development projects: a comparison of client and vendor perspectives, Information and Organization, vol.13, issue.3, pp.153-202, 2003.
DOI : 10.1016/S1471-7727(02)00026-X

R. Elitzur and A. Wensley, Game theory as a tool for understanding information services outsourcing, Journal of Information Technology, vol.12, issue.1, pp.45-60, 1997.
DOI : 10.1080/026839697345206

S. B. Merriam, Qualitative Research in Practice, 2002.

W. M. Trochim, Outcome pattern matching and program theory, Evaluation and Program Planning, vol.12, issue.4, pp.355-366, 1989.
DOI : 10.1016/0149-7189(89)90052-9