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Michael J. Mol
University of Birmingham
Knowledge process outsourcingBusinessEconomicsMarketingOutsourcing
72Publications
20H-index
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#1Sun Hye Lee (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 1
#2Kamel Mellahi (Warw.: University of Warwick)H-Index: 37
Last. Vijay Pereira (University of Wollongong in Dubai)H-Index: 9
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Labour issues in global supply chains have been a thorny problem for both buyer firms and their suppliers. Research initially focused mostly on the bilateral relationship between buyer firms and suppliers, looking at arm’s-length and close collaboration modes, and the associated mechanisms of coercion and cooperation. Yet continuing problems in the global supply chain suggest that neither governance type offers a comprehensive solution to the problem. This study investigates collaborative govern...
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#1Andreas Wieland (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 12
#2Lydia Bals (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 14
Last. Robert B. Handfield (NCSU: North Carolina State University)H-Index: 57
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Abstract This article reviews existing work on global sourcing and suggests a number of new theoretical directions for research in this area. We discuss how international business (IB) and supply chain management (SCM) research can benefit from increased cross-fertilization of themes and perspectives. We begin by introducing a taxonomy of global sourcing research, building on relevant insights from SCM research. We then generate recommendations for potential future research on global sourcing, p...
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#1Michael J. MolH-Index: 20
#2Nicolai J. Foss (Bocconi University)H-Index: 2
Last. Julian Birkinshaw (LBS: London Business School)H-Index: 52
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#1Jedrzej George Frynas (OU: Open University)H-Index: 26
#2Michael J. Mol (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 20
Last. Kamel Mellahi (Warw.: University of Warwick)H-Index: 37
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This article shows how emerging market companies like China’s Haier Group create management innovations that are appropriate for an environment characterized by increased volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA). Dealing with VUCA effectively requires practices favoring nimble and decentralized responses; the Haier Group developed a platform of management practices under the label Rendanheyi (in Chinese: 人单合一) to transform itself from a conventional hierarchical manufacturing fi...
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In this retrospective, I consider what has driven interest in a previously published article, in relation to more recent developments in the literature on management innovation, the creation, and implementation of new management practices. I suggest that this form of innovation had previously not received enough attention and that the first-time use of both the Community Innovation Survey, as a data source, and the behavioral theory of the firm, to theoretically underpin our understanding of man...
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#1Sun Hye LeeH-Index: 1
#2Michael J. MolH-Index: 20
Last. Kamel MellahiH-Index: 37
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We investigate what drives firms to be singled out by the media for socially irresponsible incidents in their offshoring and outsourcing operations, using insights from stakeholder theory, attribut...
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#1Michael J. Mol (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 20
#2Kristin Brandl (UVic: University of Victoria)H-Index: 4
The rise of offshoring of knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS), causing a physical separation between clients and service providers in co-created services, is a major trend in practice but challenges existing theories. International business literature has addressed many types of distance that may affect (service) offshoring, such as cultural or geographic distance. However, limited emphasis has been placed on the implications of differing cognitions of individuals that produce a cogniti...
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#1Kristin Brandl (University of Reading)H-Index: 4
#2Michael J. Mol (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 20
Last. Bent Petersen (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 27
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Purpose A service production system has a structure composed of task execution, agents performing tasks and a resulting service output. The purpose of this paper is to understand how such a service production system changes as a consequence of offshoring. Design/methodology/approach Drawing on practice theory, the paper investigates how offshoring leads to reconfiguration of the service production system. Through a multiple case methodology, the authors demonstrate how agents and structures inte...
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#1L. Felipe MonteiroH-Index: 5
#2Michael J. MolH-Index: 20
Last. Julian Birkinshaw (LBS: London Business School)H-Index: 52
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This paper provides new theory and evidence about the benefits of openness on a firm’s innovation performance and, more importantly, the specific firm-level contingencies under which those benefits are more (or less) likely to be observed. Building on Dyer and Singh’s (1998) relational view, we suggest that a firm’s lack of resources and absorptive capacity, as well as its use of secrecy, are significant barriers to benefiting from openness to external knowledge. Using responses from 12,152 firm...
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#1Michael J. Mol (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 20
#2Christian Stadler (Warw.: University of Warwick)H-Index: 13
Last. Africa Ariño (University of Navarra)H-Index: 19
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Context matters in the global strategy literature. We discuss how Africa, as a setting that received limited attention in the past, offers opportunity to challenge existing theory, and develop new insights. The overall goal is to ask: What will the field of global strategic management look like once we have engaged with Africa in a similar manner as we have done with other emerging economies? We also introduce the papers published in this special issue and highlight directions for future researc...
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