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

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

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

326 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event21st International EurOMA Conference on Operations Management in an Innovation Economy: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy - University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Duration: 20 Jun 201425 Jun 2014
Conference number: 21

Conference

Conference21st International EurOMA Conference on Operations Management in an Innovation Economy
Number21
LocationUniversity of Palermo
CountryItaly
CityPalermo
Period20/06/201425/06/2014

Keywords

  • Offshored function, Governance mode, Survey

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Offshoring and access to location-specific advantages - the impact of governance mode and function'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this