Offshoring and access to location-specific advantages - the impact of governance mode and function

Alona Mykhaylenko, Agnes Motika, Brian Vejrum Wæhrens, Dmitrij Slepniov

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Most of the existing literature aimed at predicting offshoring success and performance implications does not provide consistent performance results. We suggest that this is due to the existence of a “missing link” between of firms’ offshoring strategies and performance. In this paper, we identify how access to particular offshoring advantages may provide this link. The results of a quantitative survey of more than 1000 Scandinavian firms show that certain offshoring factors (governance mode and type of offshored function) indeed impact the access a company acquires to certain offshoring advantages, which may explain the unpredictability of previous performance outcomes.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2014
Antal sider10
StatusUdgivet - 2014
Begivenhed21st EurOMA Conference: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy - University of Palermo, Palermo, Italien
Varighed: 20 jun. 201425 jun. 2014
Konferencens nummer: 21

Konference

Konference21st EurOMA Conference
Nummer21
LokationUniversity of Palermo
LandItalien
ByPalermo
Periode20/06/201425/06/2014

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