Learning Paths to Offshore Outsourcing

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Learning Paths to Offshore Outsourcing

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dc.contributor.author Maskell, Peter
dc.contributor.author Pedersen, Torben
dc.contributor.author Petersen, Bent
dc.contributor.author Dick-Nielsen, Jens
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T09:30:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-20T09:30:25Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-20
dc.identifier.isbn 8778731836
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7885
dc.description.abstract A corporation’s offshore outsourcing may be seen as the result of a discrete, strategic decision taken in response to an increasing pressure from worldwide competition. However, empirical evidence of a representative cross-sector sample of international Danish firms indicates that offshore sourcing in low-cost countries is best described as a learning-by-doing process in which the offshore outsourcing of a corporation goes through a sequence of stages towards sourcing for innovation. Initially, a corporation’s outsourcing is driven by a desire for cost minimization. Over a period of time the outsourcing experience lessens the cognitive limitations of decision-makers as to the advantages that can be achieved through outsourcing in low-cost countries: the insourcer/vendor may not only offer cost advantages, but also quality improvement and innovation. The quality improvements that offshore outsourcing may bring about evoke a realization in the corporation that even innovative processes can be outsourced. en_US
dc.format.extent 24 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher DRUID en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DRUID Working Paper;05-17
dc.title Learning Paths to Offshore Outsourcing en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt09aug20 liga en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort DRUID en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort DRUID en_US
dc.idnumber 8778731836 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2005 en_US
dc.title.subtitle From Cost Reduction to Knowledge Seeking en_US


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