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Carine Peeters
Université libre de Bruxelles
82Publications
12H-index
1,242Citations
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2018 in Strategic Management Journal [IF: 5.48]
Stephan Manning16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Massachusetts Boston),
Silvia Massini14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Manchester Institute of Innovation Research),
Carine Peeters12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
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Research Summary: 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 earl...
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Carine Peeters12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
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Florence Duvivier (NEOMA Business School), Carine Peeters12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Through an exploratory qualitative study of 32 offshore outsourcing initiatives from 32 companies located in Belgium, the paper studies how expatriates and inpatriates act as control agents at the interface of clients and services providers. We show how both types of international assignees help ease the agency problems heightened by the distance between the clients and their providers. Even though control is a role that has traditionally been attributed to expatriates, our research identifies c...
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Julien Gooris2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Carine Peeters12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
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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Carine Peeters12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Catherine Dehon13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Université libre de Bruxelles),
Patricia Garcia-Prieto4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Université libre de Bruxelles)
Contrasting with extant research centred on the organizational challenges of sourcing services in culturally distant countries, we show that cultural differences between home and host countries do not prevent firms from achieving their cost savings targets. Instead, the effect is positive, both for the captive and outsourcing governance models. Using insight from social psychology research and the theory of organizations, we build the argument that the positive effect is due to cultural differen...
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Florence Duvivier3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Carine Peeters12
Estimated H-index: 12
The main motivations of this thesis are to bring new insights into the different forms of international assignment in a non-multinational context. For this purpose, the dissertation provides new evidence on the roles of different forms of international assignees in offshore insourcing and outsourcing arrangements. The thesis is based on four research essays. The first chapter develops a conceptual framework that links the extent of international assignments to the characteristics of service offs...
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2014 in Organization Studies [IF: 3.13]
Carine Peeters12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Université libre de Bruxelles),
Silvia Massini14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Manchester),
Arie Y. Lewin38
Estimated H-index: 38
(Duke University)
Drawing on two in-depth case studies, this paper develops a conceptual model of how absorptive capacity routines and their underlying processes of evolution influence the efficiency of management innovation adaptation processes. The model highlights three important relations. First, although different configurations of absorptive capacity routines can lead to the successful implementation of the same management innovation – namely the reconfiguration of firms’ value chains through sourcing of bu...
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Julien Gooris2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Université libre de Bruxelles),
Carine Peeters12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Université libre de Bruxelles)
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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Julien Gooris2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Carine Peeters12
Estimated H-index: 12
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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Carine Peeters12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Université libre de Bruxelles),
Sébastien Point8
Estimated H-index: 8
(École Normale Supérieure),
Patricia Garcia-Prieto4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Université libre de Bruxelles)
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La delocalisation d’activites a l’etranger est une pratique de plus en plus repandue dans les entreprises, avec pour consequence d’accroitre les differences culturelles auxquelles les entreprises sont confrontees. L’analyse qualitative de 76 articles sur la periode 1996-2009 provenant de 26 revues internationales de gestion montre que la culture est uniquement presentee comme une menace pour les entreprises qui delocalisent, et ce, en depit d’une litterature sur la diversite nettement plus posit...
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