Outsourcing for Development: Towards a Developing Country Firm Perspective

Michael W. Hansen, Henrik Schaumburg-Müller, Eugene Pottenger

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    Abstract

    Changes of the global economy have led to a much deeper integration of firms from developing countries. Multinational corporations are increasingly using offshore-outsourcing to maintain competitiveness and market shares. While the implications of this trend has been studied from the point of view of the multinational firm and its home economy, far less attention has been paid to the developing country firm participating in the outsourcing arrangement and its strategic options. From this point of view this paper reviews the outsourcing literature and identifies theoretical contributions that can be employed to build a platform for analyzing the strategic implications of outsourcing for local firms in developing countries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
    PublisherCentre for Business and Development Studies
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Print)9788792111036
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007
    SeriesCBDS Working Paper
    Number4

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