Session 186

Outsourcing, Offshoring, and the Changing Nature of Firm Boundaries

Track N

Date: Monday, October 5, 2015


Time: 11:15 – 12:30


Room: Governor's Square 17

Session Chair:

  • Saikat Chaudhuri, University of Pennsylvania


Abstract: Research on offshore outsourcing among scholars of strategy, organizations, international business, and innovation is increasing. While the study of motivations, processes, and outcomes surrounding offshore outsourcing may be interesting, research on these transactions also provides important insights on the fundamental organizational phenomena underlying them. Using multiple theoretical lenses, this Panel will examine work on offshore outsourcing which contributes to our understanding of organization design and the disaggregation of activities in the value chain – in particular the location of firm boundaries, dynamic capability building, task delineation, knowledge transfer, transaction costs, coordination, and incentives. This interactive Panel is designed to familiarize scholars with theoretical and analytical issues in studying offshore outsourcing, identify promising lines of inquiry, and foster a community to cohesively advance knowledge on the topic.

All Sessions in Track N...

Sun: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 197: A Session in Honor of Ulrich Wassmer
Sun: 09:45 – 11:00
Session 27: Public-Private Partnerships: Capabilities and Organizational Design
Sun: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 196: Perspectives and Dynamics of Committed Relationships
Sun: 16:15 – 17:30
Session 171: How to Govern Alliances: Boards, Multi-market Competition, and Social Capital
Sun: 17:45 – 00:00
Session 323: Cooperative Strategies Business Meeting
Mon: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 88: Firm Boundaries: Theories of New Sources of Competitive Advantage
Session 176: Different Perspectives Informing Governance Choices: Partner Choice in Alliances vs. Acquisitions
Mon: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 186: Outsourcing, Offshoring, and the Changing Nature of Firm Boundaries
Mon: 13:45 – 15:00
Session 177: The Dynamics of Coopetition
Mon: 16:45 – 18:00
Session 173: Learning and Routines: Implications for Alliances, Organizational Design, and Capabilities
Tue: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 178: A Conversation of Different Paths Underlying Innovation
Session 179: Alliance Formation and Its Effects including the Influence of Political Connections & Venture Capital
Tue: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 184: Multiple Lenses on the Determinants and Effectivenss of Contracts
Tue: 14:15 – 15:30
Session 185: Partner Selection, Committment, and Switching
Session 275: External Interface Processes and their Consequences
Tue: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 183: Alliance Termination and Survival
Tue: 17:30 – 18:45
Session 180: Relational Dynamics in Alliances: Signals, Repairs, and Horizontal Partners
Session 182: Alliances: From Understanding Drivers of Performance to Value-Creation

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