In this exploratory study we look at human asset aspects of offshore outsourcing of services that over time become more advanced and strategic potent to the outsourcing firms. As a consequence, the outsourcing firms might want to internalize the operations. We focus on the ways that outsourcing firms may transfer key personnel of local service providers to whollyownedsubsidiaries. We argue that a felt need for applying more powerful incentives on key personnel of the service provider ‐ to harness and empower the sourcing operation ‐ may in itself be a motive for, and key driver of, the internalization process.
|Place of Publication||Frederiksberg|
|Publisher||Institut for Strategic Management and Globalization|
|Number of pages||33|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Series||SMG Working Paper|