The Offshoring Challenge

Strategic Design and Innovation for Tomorrow’s Organization

Editors: Pedersen, T., Bals, L., Ørberg Jensen, P.D., Larsen, M.M. (Eds.)

  • Features selected chapters by an international research community on the topic of offshoring
  • Covers all potential business models from offshore outsourcing to third party providers
  • Examines offshoring from a theoretical, as well as empirical, perspective
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The continuous search for efficiency gains and the goal of attaining a sustainable competitive advantage have steadily increased the volume of goods and services procured globally from third party vendors. In this context, named as “the next wave of globalization”, the offshoring phenomenon has stimulated research and political debates. With the rise of services offshoring, international value chain disaggregation for services has reached a formerly unknown scale. Also, it is increasingly complex transactions, requiring a higher degree of qualification, which are becoming subject to offshoring as well.

The Offshoring Challenge: Strategic Design and Innovation for Tomorrow’s Organization features selected chapters by an international research community on the topic of offshoring. All potential business models from offshore outsourcing to third party providers are covered, from cooperative arrangements to internal organizational set-ups including captive offshore centers. Contributions have significant insights regarding: the increasing offshoring of knowledge-intensive services; the offshoring process; business models incorporating offshoring; the hidden costs of offshoring; and the administration of offshoring activities within firms

The book is aimed at a broad audience of scholars, students and practitioners in the fields of strategy, international business and operations management.

About the authors

Dr. Torben Pedersen is professor at the Department of Strategic Management and Globalization, Copenhagen Business School. He has published over 100 articles and books concerning the managerial and strategic aspects of globalization and more than 25 teaching cases. His research interests are located at the interface between strategy and international management and with a strong interest in knowledge management, offshoring/outsourcing, and subsidiary entrepreneurship. He is currently co-editor of Global Strategy Journal.

Dr. Lydia Bals is head of the department Procurement Solutions (e.g. Procurement Strategy, Risk Management, Sustainability, Organization and Processes) at Bayer CropScience's Global Procurement. Prior to that she worked as a Project Manager at Bayer Business Consulting, Germany. She is a visiting scholar at the Department of Strategic Management & Globalization at Copenhagen Business School since 2008. Her research focuses on globalization of R&D, (offshore) outsourcing of services and sustainable sourcing. She obtained her doctoral degree from EBS European Business School, Germany and made research visits at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, United States.

Dr. Peter D. Ørberg Jensen is associate professor at the Department of Strategic Management and Globalization, Copenhagen Business School. Peter D. Ørberg Jensen’s research is related to various aspects of firm internationalization. His research specializes on the global sourcing of advanced and high-value services and technical functions, and the strategic, organizational and contractural aspects of global sourcing. His career track record includes 11 years in business consulting and a 3-year assignment at United Nations Development Programme. His research is published in highly ranked journals, and he serves as an academic reviewer for a range of international journals in the business and management fields.

Marcus M. Larsen is assistant professor at Department of Strategic Management and Globalization, Copenhagen Business School. His research interests are related to the organizational design of offshoring, and particularly on how the relationship between complexity and learning influences decision making and performance. His research is published in Strategic Management Journal and Global Strategy Journal. He has also published a number teaching cases.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Exploring Layers of Complexity in Offshoring Research and Practice

    Bals, Lydia (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Offshoring Activities Impact a Company’s Business Model: The Case of BBVA and Banco Santander

    Paz-Aparicio, Carmen (et al.)

    Pages 21-35

  • Entrepreneurial Globalization: Lessons From the Offshoring Experiences of European Firms

    Srinivasa Rangan, U. (et al.)

    Pages 37-55

  • Tracking Offshoring and Outsourcing Strategies in Global Supply Chains

    Seppälä, Timo

    Pages 57-76

  • Exploring Processes and Capabilities in Offshoring Intermediation

    Lojacono, Gabriella (et al.)

    Pages 79-97

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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-4907-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Offshoring Challenge
Book Subtitle
Strategic Design and Innovation for Tomorrow’s Organization
Editors
  • Torben Pedersen
  • Lydia Bals
  • Peter D. Ørberg Jensen
  • Marcus M. Larsen
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4908-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4908-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4907-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6120-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 409
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