TITLE

Understanding offshoring: A research framework based on disintegration, location and externalization advantages

AUTHOR(S)
Kedia, Ben L.; Mukherjee, Debmalya
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Journal of World Business;Jul2009, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p250
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract: We present an analytical framework explaining offshoring in this paper. We address the question: why do firms offshore their business functions? Given the growing prevalence of offshoring as a dominant business practice in the world of global business, this question merits further research attention. We propose that firms embark on offshoring when they perceive three sets of interrelated advantages: disintegration advantages (D), location-specific resourcing advantages (L) and externalization advantages (E). Theories from multiple disciplines form the foundation of Disintegration�Location�Externalization (DLE) framework. Implications for managers, government policy makers and recommendations for future research are explored.
ACCESSION #
41586648

 

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