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Julien Gooris
Université libre de Bruxelles
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#1Julien GoorisH-Index: 2
#2Carine Peeters (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 13
This study shows that, when sourcing business services in foreign countries, the fragmentation of processes across production units acts as an operational-level adjustment variable for firms to adapt their information protection approach to the regulative environment of the host country they have selected and to the possibility to use internal controls over the activities performed abroad. We hypothesize that, when the above mechanisms are not available, firms are more likely to fragment process...
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#1Julien Gooris (ULB: Université libre de Bruxelles)H-Index: 2
#2Carine Peeters (ULB: Université libre de Bruxelles)H-Index: 13
This paper studies the effect of home–host country distance on the choice of governance mode in service offshoring. Using a Transaction Cost Economics approach, we explore the comparative costs of the hierarchical and contractual models to show that different dimensions of distance (geographic, cultural and institutional), because they generate different types of uncertainties, impact offshore governance choices in different ways. Empirical results confirm that, on the one hand, firms are more l...
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#1Julien GoorisH-Index: 2
#2Carine PeetersH-Index: 13
This study shows that firms adjust the scope of activities entrusted to foreign services production units to adapt their knowledge and content protection strategy to the availability of strong legal protection or internal control mechanisms. We hypothesize and empirically confirm that, when the above mechanisms are not available, firms use the substitute protection mechanism of “fine- slicing” foreign value chain activities to exploit the complementarities that exist between tasks and reduce mis...
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#1Julien Gooris (ULB: Université libre de Bruxelles)H-Index: 2
To exploit country-specific advantages, firms that source activities from abroad are forced to integrate the institutional environment into the choice not only of host-country, but also of governance model for their offshore activities. Considering inefficient institutions as drivers of transaction costs, this conceptual paper explores the impact of the host-country regulative environment in the interdependent decisions of country selection and governance model (captive or outsourcing) in firms’...
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#1Julien GoorisH-Index: 2
#2Carine PeetersH-Index: 13
This paper studies the effect of home-host country distance on the choice of governance mode in the offshoring of services. Using a Transaction Cost Economics approach, we look at the comparative costs of the hierarchical and contractual models to show that different dimensions of distance (geographic, cultural and institutional), because they generate different types of uncertainties, impact offshore governance choices in different ways. On the one hand firms are more likely to respond to inter...
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