Stephan Manning

University of Sussex Business School

Sussex House

Falmer

Brighton, Sussex BNI 9RH

United Kingdom

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Scholarly Papers (40)

1.

A Dynamic Perspective on Next-Generation Offshoring: The Global Sourcing of Science and Engineering Talent

Academy of Management Perspectives, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 35-54, 2008
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2011
Stephan Manning, Silvia Massini and Arie Y. Lewin
University of Sussex Business School, University of Manchester and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
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Offshoring, Science and Engineering Talent, Coevolution, Globalization of Innovation

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Sustainable Sourcing in the Food Industry: Global Challenges and Practices

Moderne Ernaehrung Heute, Official Journal of the Food Chemistry Institute of the Association of the German Confectionery Industry, Vol. 4, p. 1-9, October 2010
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 19 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2015
Oliver von Hagen, Stephan Manning and Juliane Reinecke
International Trade Centre (UN/WTO), University of Sussex Business School and University of Warwick - Warwick Business School
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Sustainability, Food Industry, Standards, Certifications, Global Value Chain

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The Emergence of a Standards Market: Multiplicity of Sustainability Standards in the Global Coffee Industry

Organization Studies, 33 (5/6), pp. 789-812, 2012
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2012
Juliane Reinecke, Stephan Manning and Oliver von Hagen
University of Warwick - Warwick Business School, University of Sussex Business School and International Trade Centre (UN/WTO)
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Certification, coffee industry, Fairtrade, meta-standardization, sustainability, standards markets, social movements, transnational governance

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Embedding Projects in Multiple Contexts: A Structuration Perspective

International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 30-37, 2008
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2011
Stephan Manning
University of Sussex Business School
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Project organizing, Embedding, Temporary systems, Structuration theory

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National Contexts Matter: The Co-Evolution of Sustainability Standards in Global Value Chains

Ecological Economics, Vol. 83, pp. 197-209, 2012
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 29 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2013
University of Sussex Business School, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), International Trade Centre (UN/WTO) and University of Warwick - Warwick Business School
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Sustainability standards, certification, coffee industry, standards adoption, co-evolution

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Uncovering the Hidden Costs of Offshoring: The Interplay of Complexity, Organizational Design, and Experience

Strategic Management Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Sep 2012
Marcus M. Larsen, Stephan Manning and Torben Pedersen
Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategic Management and Globalization, University of Sussex Business School and Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategic Management and Globalization
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Hidden costs, offshoring, complexity, organizational design, estimation errors

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Sustainability in the Cocoa Sector - Review, Challenges and Approaches

Moderne Ernaehrung Heute, Official Journal of the Food Chemistry Institute of the Association of the German Confectionery Industry, p. 1-27, February 2012
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Apr 2012
Lebensmittelchemisches Institut (LCI) des Bundesverbandes der Deutschen Süßwarenindustrie (BDSI, University of Warwick - Warwick Business School, International Trade Centre (UN/WTO) and University of Sussex Business School
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sustainability, food commodities, standards, certifications, global value chain

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The Hidden Costs of Offshoring: The Impact of Complexity, Design Orientation, and Experience

Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 27 Apr 2011
Marcus M. Larsen, Stephan Manning and Torben Pedersen
Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategic Management and Globalization, University of Sussex Business School and Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategic Management and Globalization
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Offshoring, hidden costs, complexity theory, organizational design, global sourcing, organizational learning

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Palm Oil Under Discussion: The Pros and Cons of an Agricultural Raw Material in Sustainable Food Production

Moderne Ernaehrung Heute, Official Journal of the Food Chemistry Institute of the Association of the German Confectionery Industry, p. 1-16, May 2011
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2015
Juliane Reinecke, Oliver von Hagen and Stephan Manning
University of Warwick - Warwick Business School, International Trade Centre (UN/WTO) and University of Sussex Business School
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sustainability, food commodities, standards, certifications, global value chain

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Customizing Clusters: On the Role of Western Multinational Corporations in the Formation of Science and Engineering Clusters in Emerging Economies

Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 316-323, 2008
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 09 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2011
Stephan Manning
University of Sussex Business School
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Emerging economies, cluster formation, service capability, local institutions, offshoring, science engineering talent

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From Blind Spots to Hotspots: How Knowledge Services Clusters Develop and Attract Foreign Investment

Journal of International Management, Vol. 16, pp. 369-382, 2010
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 30 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2011
University of Sussex Business School, University of Navarra, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, IESE Business School and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
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Knowledge Services, Cluster Development, Emerging Economies, Global Sourcing, Location Choices, Service Capabilities, Commoditization

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Global Sourcing of Business Processes: History, Effects, and Future Trends

Manning, S., Larsen, M.M., Kannothra, C.G. 2017. “Global Sourcing of Business Processes: History, Effects, and Future Trends”. In: Clark, G.L., Feldman, M.P., Gertler, M.S., Wojcik, D. (Eds.): The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2016
Stephan Manning, Marcus M. Larsen and Chacko Kannothra
University of Sussex Business School, Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategic Management and Globalization and University of Massachusetts Boston - College of Management
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Outsourcing, offshoring, business processes, geographic clusters, new business models, information and communication technology

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The Stability of Offshore Outsourcing Relationships: The Role of Relation Specificity and Client Control

Management International Review, 51, pp. 381-406, 2011
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2012
Stephan Manning, Arie Y. Lewin and Marc Schuerch
University of Sussex Business School, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Advisory House AG
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Offshoring, strategic outsourcing, service provider relationship, agency theory, contracting, hidden costs, governance mechanisms

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Linking Local Experiments to Global Standards: How Project Networks Promote Global Institution-Building

Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 398-416, 2010
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 31 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2011
Stephan Manning and Oliver von Hagen
University of Sussex Business School and International Trade Centre (UN/WTO)
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Sustainability standards, global institution-building, project networks, multi-stakeholder process, institutional entrepreneurship, development projects

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Convincing the Crowd: Entrepreneurial Storytelling in Crowdfunding Campaigns

Manning, S.; Bejarano, T.A. 2017. “Convincing the Crowd: Entrepreneurial Storytelling in Crowdfunding Campaigns”. Strategic Organization, 15 (2), 194-219.
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2017
Stephan Manning and Thomas Bejarano
University of Sussex Business School and University of Massachusetts Boston
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entrepreneurship, crowdfunding, narrative, storytelling, resource mobilization

The Political Dynamics of Sustainable Coffee: Contested Value Regimes and the Transformation of Sustainability

Levy, D., Reinecke, J. and Manning (2016). The Political Dynamics of Sustainable Coffee: Contested Value Regimes and the Transformation of Sustainability. Journal of Management Studies, 53(3):364-401
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 17 Apr 2016
David L. Levy, Juliane Reinecke and Stephan Manning
University of Massachusetts at Boston, University of Warwick - Warwick Business School and University of Sussex Business School
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coffee, Gramsci, passive revolution, political corporate social responsibility, sustainability, sustainability standards, value regimes

The Political Dynamics of Sustainable Coffee: Contested Value Regimes and the Transformation of Sustainability

Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 53, Issue 3, pp. 364-401, 2016
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Apr 2016
David L. Levy, Juliane Reinecke and Stephan Manning
University of Massachusetts at Boston, University of Warwick - Warwick Business School and University of Sussex Business School
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coffee, Gramsci, passive revolution, political corporate social responsibility, sustainability, sustainability standards, value regimes

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The Strategic Potential of Community-Based Hybrid Models: The Case of Global Business Services in Africa

Manning, S., Kannothra, C.G., Wissman-Weber, N. 2017. ”The strategic potential of community-based hybrid models: The case of global business services in Africa”. Global Strategy Journal, 7, 125-149.
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 01 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2017
University of Sussex Business School, University of Massachusetts Boston - College of Management and University of Massachusetts Boston
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Outsourcing, Sub-Saharan Africa, impact sourcing, hybrid organizations, local communities

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The Formation of Cross-Sector Development Partnerships: The Role of Bridging Agents and Project Network Alliances

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 30 Mar 2013
Stephan Manning and Daniel Roessler
University of Sussex Business School and Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
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Intermediation, brokerage, project collaboration, public private partnership, multi-stakeholder process, transnational governance, international development, institutional logics, relational practices

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Global Delivery Models: The Role of Talent, Speed and Time Zones in the Global Outsourcing Industry

Manning, S., Larsen, M.M., Bharati, P. 2015. “Global Delivery Models: The Role of Talent, Speed and Time Zones in the Global Outsourcing Industry”. Journal of International Business Studies, 46 (7), 850-877
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 28 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2017
Stephan Manning, Marcus M. Larsen and Pratyush Bharati
University of Sussex Business School, Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategic Management and Globalization and University of Massachusetts Boston
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Global sourcing, outsourcing, offshoring, internationalization strategies, information and communication technology, geographic distance, business-to-business industries, business processes, born-global firms, 24/7 operations, service integration

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The Rise of Project Network Organizations: Building Core Teams and Flexible Partner Pools for Interorganizational Projects

Manning, S. 2017. “The Rise of Project Network Organizations: Building Core Teams and Flexible Partner Pools for Interorganizational Projects”. Research Policy, 46, 1399-1415.
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 08 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2017
Stephan Manning
University of Sussex Business School
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projects, networks, collaboration, organizational form, specialization, project-based firms

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Managing Project Networks as Dynamic Organizational Forms: Learning from the TV Movie Industry

International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 23, No. 5, pp. 410-414, 2005
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 09 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2011
Stephan Manning
University of Sussex Business School
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Project network, network analysis, television industry, resource pooling, labor pool, recruiting

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Mitigate, Tolerate or Relocate? Offshoring Challenges, Strategic Imperatives and Resource Constraints

Manning, S. 2014. “Mitigate, Tolerate or Relocate? Offshoring Challenges, Strategic Imperatives and Resource Constraints”. Journal of World Business, 49 (4), 522-535.
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 12 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2017
Stephan Manning
University of Sussex Business School
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global sourcing, outsourcing, implementation, risks, learning, experience, capabilities

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The Formation of Cross-Sector Development Partnerships: How Bridging Agents Shape Project Agendas and Longer-Term Alliances

Manning, S., Roessler, D. 2014. “The Formation of Cross-Sector Development Partnerships: How Bridging Agents Shape Project Agendas and Longer-term Alliances”. Journal of Business Ethics. 123 (3), 527-547.
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2017
Stephan Manning and Daniel Roessler
University of Sussex Business School and Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
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intermediation, brokerage, projects, project networks, public private partnerships, multi-stakeholder process, transnational governance, international development, institutional logics, social innovation

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The Rise of Hollywood East: Regional Film Offices as Intermediaries in Film and Television Production Clusters

Foster, P., Manning, S., Terkla, D. 2015. “The Rise of Hollywood East: Regional Film Offices as Intermediaries in Film and Television Production Clusters”. Regional Studies, 49 (3), 433-450.
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 25 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2017
Pacey Foster, Stephan Manning and David Terkla
Boston College - Organization Studies Department, University of Sussex Business School and University of Massachusetts Boston
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Creative industries, project organizing, cluster development, film industry, project networks, intermediaries

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The Strategic Formation of Project Networks: A Relational Practice Perspective

Human Relations, Vol. 63, No. 4, pp. 551-573, 2010
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2011
Stephan Manning
University of Sussex Business School
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coordination capacity, network coordination, network formation, network pools, project entrepreneur, project network, relational practices, strategic agency, structuration theory

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When Neighboring Disciplines Fail to Learn from Each Other: The Case of Innovation and Project Management Research

Research Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 08 Mar 2018
Andrew Davies, Stephan Manning and Jonas Söderlund
University College London, University of Sussex Business School and University of Linkoping
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knowledge specialization, interdisciplinarity, encapsulation, meta-theories, ideological distancing, community-building

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A Modular Governance Architecture In-the-Making: How Transnational Standard-Setters Govern Sustainability Transitions

Manning, S., Reinecke, J. 2016. “A Modular Governance Architecture In-The-Making: How Transnational Standard-Setters Govern Sustainability Transitions”. Research Policy, 45 (3), 618-633.
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 24 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2017
Stephan Manning and Juliane Reinecke
University of Sussex Business School and University of Warwick - Warwick Business School
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sustainability transitions, transnational standards, experimentalist governance, global coffee production, modular architecture, triple bottom line

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Africa Business Research As a Laboratory for Theory-Building: Extreme Conditions, New Phenomena and Alternative Paradigms of Social Relationships

Barnard, H., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Manning, S. 2017. “Africa business research as a laboratory for theory-building: Extreme conditions, new phenomena and alternative paradigms of social relationships”. Management and Organization Review, 13(3), 467-495, Northeastern U. D’Amore-McKim School of Business Research Paper No. 3012965
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2017
Helena Barnard, Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra and Stephan Manning
University of Pretoria - Gordon Institute of Business Science, Northeastern University - Department of International Business and Strategy and University of Sussex Business School
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theory development, context, international business, emerging markets, Africa

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Project-Based Industries and Craft-Like Production: Structure, Location, and Performance

Number of pages: 77 Posted: 30 Sep 2012
Boston University, Boston College - Organization Studies Department, University of Sussex Business School and University of Massachusetts Boston
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Regional development, economic growth, labor market, flexible specialization, creative industries

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How Hybrids Manage Growth and Social-Business Tensions in Global Supply Chains: The Case of Impact Sourcing.

Journal of Business Ethics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 May 2017
Chacko Kannothra, Stephan Manning and Nardia Haigh
University of Massachusetts Boston - College of Management, University of Sussex Business School and University of Massachusetts Boston
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Paradox Theory, Outsourcing, Hybrid Organizations, Inclusive Development, Social Entrepreneurship

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After the Decline of Large U.S. Corporations: Where Do the New Giants Come From?

Organizations and Social Change, April 2013
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 May 2013
Stephan Manning
University of Sussex Business School
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Walmart, China, India, H1B visas, service providers, brain circulation

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The Changing Rationale for Governance Choices: Early vs. Late Adopters of Global Services Sourcing

Strategic Management Journal (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Feb 2018
University of Sussex Business School, University of Manchester, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
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Governance choices, time of adoption, process commoditization, global service providers, path dependence

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Binding Customers to Project Networks – The Case of Content Production for Television

Proceedings of the 7th Research Conference on Relationship Marketing and Customer Relationship Management.
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 15 May 2010 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2011
Jörg Sydow and Stephan Manning
Freie Universität Berlin and University of Sussex Business School
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Network, Television, Customer, Relationship, Marketing

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Tech support en français s’il vous plaît!? The Challenges of Becoming a New Global Outsourcing Hub

Organizations and Social Change, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 01 May 2013
Stephan Manning
University of Sussex Business School
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Commoditization, service outsourcing, global sourcing, BPO, ITO, Africa, Kenya, Morocco

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Does State Ownership Really Matter? The Dynamic Alignment of China’s Resource Environment and Firm Internationalization Strategies

Ren, M., Manning, S., Vavilov, S. 2019. “Does State Ownership Really Matter? The Dynamic Alignment of China’s Resource Environment and Firm Internationalization Strategies”. Journal of International Management, Forthcoming.
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Feb 2019
Monica Ren, Stephan Manning and Stanislav Vavilov
Macquarie University, Macquarie Business School, University of Sussex Business School and University of Massachusetts Boston
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Ownership, China, Mining, Institutions, Internationalization

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The Ambivalent Effect of Complexity on Firm Performance: A Study in the Global Service Provider Industry

Long Range Planning, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 15 Feb 2018
Marcus M. Larsen, Stephan Manning and Torben Pedersen
Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategic Management and Globalization, University of Sussex Business School and Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategic Management and Globalization
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Complexity, Service Provider Industry, Commoditization, Client-Specific Investments

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New Silicon Valleys or a New Species? Commoditization of Knowledge Work and the Rise of Knowledge Services Clusters

Manning, S. 2013. “New Silicon Valleys or a New Species? Commoditization of Knowledge Work and the Rise of Knowledge Services Clusters”. Research Policy, 42, 379-390.
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Dec 2017
Stephan Manning
University of Sussex Business School
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Knowledge Services, Geographic Clusters, Co-evolution, Outsourcing, Global Value Chains, Global Race for Talent, Global Service Delivery Model, Brain Circulation, Globalization of Innovation and R&D

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Impact Sourcing at ServImpact: Managing People, Clients and Growth

Kannothra, C.G., Manning, S. 2016. “Impact Sourcing at ServImpact. Managing People, Clients, and Growth”. In: Sydow, J., Schuessler, E., Mueller-Seitz, G. (Eds.): Managing Interorganizational Relationships – Debates and Cases. Palgrave Macmillan
Posted: 30 Aug 2016
Chacko Kannothra and Stephan Manning
University of Massachusetts Boston - College of Management and University of Sussex Business School

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Impact Sourcing, Global Outsourcing, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business-NGO alliances, Social entrepreneurship, Creating Shared Value, Hybrid Organizations

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Projects, Paths, and Practices: Sustaining and Leveraging Project-Based Relationships

Industrial and Corporate Change, 20 (5), 1369-1402, 2011
Posted: 24 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2012
Stephan Manning and Jörg Sydow
University of Sussex Business School and Freie Universität Berlin

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Project network, Project entrepreneur, Path dependence, Project capabilities, Project-based organizing, Repeated collaboration, Project portfolio, Team Recruiting

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Transforming Creative Potential in Project Networks: How TV Movies are Produced Under Network-Based Control

Critical Sociology, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 19-42, 2007
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2012
Stephan Manning and Jörg Sydow
University of Sussex Business School and Freie Universität Berlin

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Creative work, project organizing, network organizing, project network, TV movie production, labor transformation, structuration theory