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Offshoring Processes and Design Complexities: The Hidden Influences of Distance
Mälardalens högskola, Industriell ekonomi och organisation.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0900-4054
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Existent approaches at examining the accelerated offshoring of global firms activities, services and tasks is incomplete, as they do not capture the influence of distance on the stages of offshoring design and the resulting complexity of globally dispersed unit and task interdependencies. Building on the extant offshoring literature and drawing on institutional and geographical views of distance this paper presents propositions on the influence of distance on the configuration of offshoring activities. I posit that present research on offshoring has been mainly goal and outcome orientated and that there is an emerging theme that is starting to consider the design and configuration of offshoring knowledge intensive activities and hidden costs. In this paper I develop a conceptual model of the design of the offshoring stages and the influence of distance on the configuration.

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European International Business Academy (EIBA) , 2013.
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Social Sciences Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41705OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-41705DiVA, id: diva2:1252637
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The 39th European International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference
Available from: 2013-12-16 Created: 2018-10-02Bibliographically approved

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