Time to success in offshoring business processes a multi level analysis


Journal Article

This paper contributes to the emerging debate about offshoring of support functions in international business research. We analyze the success of offshoring activities and focus on the time a firm takes to achieve its expected cost savings and its targeted service level. We hypothesize that firm-specific offshoring experience, publicly available knowledge on offshoring, path dependencies, cultural distances, and the chosen governance mode influence the success of offshoring activities. An analysis of detailed data about 525 offshoring implementations of US and German firms confirms the anticipated relationships and provides further crucial insights. © Gabler-Verlag 2010.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hutzschenreuter, T; Lewin, AY; Dresel, S

Published Date

  • January 26, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 65 - 92

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0938-8249

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11575-010-0061-0

Citation Source

  • Scopus