Offshore Outsourcing: Implications for International Business and Strategic Management Theory and Practice

10 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2005

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Jonathan P. Doh

Villanova University - School of Business

Abstract

In this essay, I discuss the implications of the debate over offshoring for our collective understanding of international business and management theories. I review several core theories in international business expansion and management strategy to assess which elements of these theories may need to be re-specified in light of the offshoring phenomenon and which aspects remain relevant. I then present normative implications and recommendations for public policy and corporate strategy, drawing from emerging insights regarding the global responsibilities of corporations. I suggest that international labour and environmental standards and corporate codes of conduct could mitigate some of the most intense concerns raised about offshoring but conclude that offshoring is likely to present challenges to societies, corporations, and stakeholders for many decades.

Suggested Citation

Doh, Jonathan P., Offshore Outsourcing: Implications for International Business and Strategic Management Theory and Practice. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=704698

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