A Dynamic Perspective on Next-Generation Offshoring: The Global Sourcing of Science and Engineering Talent

Published on Aug 1, 2008in Academy of Management Perspectives3.86
· DOI :10.5465/AMP.2008.34587994
Manning Stephan1
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(Duke University),
Massini Silvia1
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(University of Manchester),
Y Lewin Arie1
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(Duke University)
The seemingly unlimited availability of science and engineering (S&E) talent in emerging economies and the increasing difficulties of finding such talent in advanced economies have given rise to a new trend: the global sourcing of S&E talent. This paper examines the antecedents and dynamics of this trend. In particular, it examines the coevolution of macroeconomic forces, domestic and offshore national policies, industry dynamics, and firm-level offshoring capabilities driving today's offshoring decisions. The analysis exploits findings from the Offshoring Research Network (ORN) project. By taking a dynamic and multilevel perspective on next-generation offshoring, this paper may inform both firm-level strategies and national policy-making.
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