The changing rationale for governance choices: early vs. late adopters of global services sourcing

Manning, Stephan, Massini, Silvia, Peeters, Carine and Lewin, Arie Y (2018) The changing rationale for governance choices: early vs. late adopters of global services sourcing. Strategic Management Journal, 39 (8). pp. 2303-2334. ISSN 0143-2095

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Abstract

This article studies how the logic of firm governance choices varies as a function of the time of adoption of particular sourcing practices. Using data on the diffusion of global business services sourcing as a management practice from early experiments in the 1980s through 2011, we show that the extent to which governance choices are affected by process commoditization, availability of external service capabilities, and past governance choices depends on whether firms are early or late adopters. Findings inform research on governance choice dynamics specifically in highly diverse and evolving firm populations.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Global service providers, Governance choices, Path dependence, Process commoditization, Time of adoption
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Strategy and Marketing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
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Depositing User: Stephan Manning
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2019 09:14
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2021 16:49
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/86226

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