Stephan Manning
University of Massachusetts Boston
54Publications
18H-index
1,117Citations
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Published on Jun 1, 2018in Research Policy 4.66
Andrew Davies27
Estimated H-index: 27
(University College London),
Stephan Manning18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Massachusetts Boston),
Jonas Söderlund27
Estimated H-index: 27
(BI Norwegian Business School)
As knowledge production becomes more specialized, studying complex and multi-faceted empirical realities becomes more difficult. This has created a growing need for cross-fertilization and collaboration between research disciplines. According to prior studies, the sharing of concepts, ideas and empirical domains with other disciplines may promote cross-fertilization. We challenge this one-sided view. Based on an analysis of the parallel development of the neighboring disciplines of innovation st...
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Published on Mar 1, 2018in Journal of Business Ethics 2.92
Chacko George Kannothra2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Massachusetts Boston),
Stephan Manning18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Massachusetts Boston),
Nardia Haigh10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Massachusetts Boston)
This study contributes to the growing interest in how hybrid organizations manage paradoxical social–business tensions. Our empirical case is “impact sourcing”—hybrids in global supply chains that hire staff from disadvantaged communities to provide services to business clients. We identify two major growth orientations—“community-focused” and “client-focused” growth—their inherent tensions and ways that hybrids manage them. The former favors slow growth and manages tensions through highly integ...
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Published on Feb 1, 2018in Long Range Planning 3.22
Marcus Møller Larsen8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Copenhagen Business School),
Stephan Manning18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Massachusetts Boston),
Torben Pedersen37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Bocconi University)
Abstract Prior literature is ambivalent about whether organizational complexity has positive or negative effects on firm performance. Using rich data on global service providers, we explore this ambivalence by disentangling performance consequences of different types of organizational complexity. We show that complexity arising from the coordination of different services and operations negatively influences profit margins through increased coordination costs, whereas complexity coming from the s...
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Published on Feb 5, 2018
Stephan Manning18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Massachusetts Boston),
Marcus Møller Larsen8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Copenhagen Business School),
Chacko George Kannothra2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Massachusetts Boston)
We review key drivers, trends and consequences of global sourcing of business processes – the sourcing of administrative and more knowledge-intensive processes from globally dispersed locations. We argue that global sourcing, which is also associated with ‘offshoring’ and ‘offshore outsourcing’, has co-evolved over the past three decades with the advancement of information and communication technology (ICT), a growing pool of low-cost, yet often qualified labor and expertise in developing countr...
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Published on Aug 1, 2018in Strategic Management Journal 5.48
Stephan Manning18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Massachusetts Boston),
Silvia Massini13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Manchester Institute of Innovation Research)
+ 1 AuthorsArie Y. Lewin37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Duke University)
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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Published on May 1, 2017in Strategic Organization 2.23
Stephan Manning18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Massachusetts Boston),
Thomas A Bejarano1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Massachusetts Boston)
This study examines the structure of entrepreneurial stories in pursuit of mobilizing resources from crowds. Based on a comparative analysis of Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns, we examine in particular how, across different project types, project histories and potential futures are framed and interlinked in narratives to appeal to funders. We find that projects are narrated in different styles – as ‘ongoing journeys’ or ‘results-in-progress’ – to convey project value. The former style narrate...
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Published on Feb 1, 2017in Global Strategy Journal 2.12
Stephan Manning18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Massachusetts Boston),
Chacko George Kannothra2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Massachusetts Boston),
Nichole K. Wissman-Weber2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Massachusetts Boston)
Research Summary Firms in latecomer economies, such as Sub-Saharan Africa, often have limited success with traditional business models. We explain why it can be more feasible to adopt a hybrid model in such a region that combines profitability with serving local communities, e.g., by promoting inclusive employment or by targeting underserved markets. Sub-Saharan Africa supports hybrid models and social enterprises mainly through local community resources (e.g., labor, market ideas), community or...
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Published on Oct 1, 2017in Research Policy 4.66
Stephan Manning18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Massachusetts Boston)
This study shifts attention from project-based firms (PBFs) to project network organizations (PNOs) as increasingly important interorganizational contexts of project collaboration. As a result of organizational specialization, PNOs have emerged as generic organizational forms combining the coordination capacity of PBFs with the resource richness of networks. PNOs connect legally independent, yet often operationally interdependent individuals and organizations in strategically coordinated sets of...
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Published on Apr 1, 2016in Research Policy 4.66
Stephan Manning18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Massachusetts Boston),
Juliane Reinecke12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Warwick)
Sustainability transitions have been studied as complex multi-level processes, but we still know relatively little about how they can be effectively governed, especially in transnational domains. Governance of transitions is often constrained by the equivocality of sustainability goals, the idiosyncrasy of niche experiments and the multiplicity of governance actors and interests. We study the role of transnational standard-setters in mitigating these challenges and governing sustainability trans...
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