Offshore outsourcing, innovative capabilities and technology leaders

Jan Vang, Anders Paarup Nielsen, Rasmus Lema

Research output: Other contributionResearch


This paper will, within the context of global technological leaders, begin the process of reconciling different perspectives on the reconfiguration of their global value chains. The paper departs from the observation that different streams of research – including operations management research – lead to different explanations concerning the optimal configuration of the company’s value chain, for example concerning the scope and scale of outsourcing. Based on a conceptual analysis of the challenges faced by the technological leader the paper concludes by discussing the consequences for their outsourcing and off-shoring patternsKeywords: Offshoring-outsourcing, Innovative capabilities, Technology leaders
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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