Do we need a theory of externalisation?

Strange, Roger (2021) Do we need a theory of externalisation? In: Bozkurt, Ödül and Geppert, Mike (eds.) A research agenda for international business and management. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 23-42. ISBN 9781789902037

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Recent years have witnessed the proliferation of factoryless goods producers (FGPs) in the contemporary global economy. In this chapter, we outline a theory of externalization to explain not only the existence of factoryless goods producers, but also their ability to exert effective control over the activities throughout their organizationally-fragmented global value chains (GVCs). We stress the key role played by isolating mechanisms both in providing this control and in conferring upon the FGPs the power to determine the distribution of the value created within their GVCs.

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Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Strategy and Marketing
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Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2020 08:31
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