A Simultaneous Examination of Outsourcing and Location Choices: Implications for the Theory of the Firm

Michael J. Leiblein, Marcus M. Larsen, Torben Pedersen

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    Abstract

    This paper simultaneously evaluates factors affecting decisions regarding the organization and location of economic activity. The paper uses data from a comprehensive sample of exchanges involving public and private global semiconductor firms over the 1990 to 2005 time period. The paper accounts for the possibility that a similar set of factors may simultaneously affect organizational- and location-decisions. The findings indicate that these decisions are highly inter-dependent, that exchange- and locational-factors are associated with both organizational- and location-decisions, and suggest that organizational- and location-decisions are at least partially substitutable.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business : Local Contexts in Global Business
    EditorsKlaus Meyer, Tunga Kiyak
    Place of PublicationEast Lansing, MI
    PublisherAcademy of International Business
    Publication date2014
    Pages17
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventAIB 2014 Annual Meeting : Local Context in Global Business - Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 23 Jun 201426 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 56
    http://aib.msu.edu/events/2014/

    Conference

    ConferenceAIB 2014 Annual Meeting
    Number56
    LocationWestin Bayshore
    CountryCanada
    CityVancouver
    Period23/06/201426/06/2014
    Internet address
    SeriesAcademy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings
    Volume56
    ISSN2078-4430

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    Leiblein, M. J., Larsen, M. M., & Pedersen, T. (2014). A Simultaneous Examination of Outsourcing and Location Choices: Implications for the Theory of the Firm. In K. Meyer, & T. Kiyak (Eds.), Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Local Contexts in Global Business (pp. 17). Academy of International Business. Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol.. 56 http://aib.msu.edu/events/2014/pdfs/AIB2014_Proceedings.pdf