Broadening the Conceptual and Phenomenological Scope of Offshoring

  • Susan M. Mudambi
  • Jonathan Doh


Offshoring is an important economic and social phenomenon that is not confined to the firm-to-firm relationships emphasized in the management and international business literatures. Global sourcing strategic relationships also exist between firms, governments, and non-governmental organizations, and merit a re-examination of the phenomenological and conceptual scope of offshoring. We identify some contrasting assumptions about the roles and responsibilities of different actors in the global business environment, and offer some “provocations” designed to stimulate the rethinking of offshoring within the emerging global social and economic environment.


Offshoring Government sourcing Non-governmental organizations Stakeholders 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Fox School of BusinessTemple UniversityPhiladelphia PAUnited States
  2. 2.Villanova UniversityVillanova PAUnited States

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