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OR58 Stream - Outsourcing and Offshoring

Stream Organiser

Vijay Pereira
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Email: vijay.pereira@port.ac.uk

Surender Munjal
(more information)

Email: s.munjal@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

 


SPECIAL ISSUE INVITATION
Papers submitted to this stream are invited to submit a full paper to the special issue:
"Outsourcing and Offshoring Decision Making and its Implications for the firm" in the Journal of Business Research (3*ABS)
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-business-research/call-for-papers/outsourcing-and-offshoring-decision-making/

Stream Definition

Globalisation and economic liberalisation has prompted international business to encompass greater economic cross-border transfers that include partial and final goods and services, the exchange of knowledge and people, and various intermediate activities in the larger value chain. These exchanges are outcomes of the disaggregation, relocation, and reintegration of activities and business processes across borders. The global information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) industry has created a new paradigm for organising global talent engaged in designing and delivering IT and BPO services. However, outsourcing and offshoring [decisions on how each business process should be allocated geographically (‘offshoring’) and organizationally (‘outsourcing’)], both require decision making by companies who wish to outsource. For example the choice of locations; what ‘core’ segments of the value chain are to be retained in-house; what could be optimally dispersed geographically, to allies and contractors; should these decisions be tactical, strategic and transformational etc. Thus, this stream/track of OR will look at papers that address five important decision making questions that need to be addressed which are- why firms choose to ‘buy’ instead of ‘make’; what to outsource; where to outsource; how outsourcing is undertaken; and lastly a fifth area, that of when to outsource.

Bio

Vijay Pereira

Dr Vijay Pereira is Senior Lecturer in Strategic and International HRM and Leader in Human Capital Development at Portsmouth Business School, UK. His principle research interest lies in the outsourcing and offshoring decision making strategies by multinational enterprises and its impact on human capital, both from the vendor and vendee context. He has published on this topic in highly ranked international journals, such as the Journal of World Business, International Studies of Management and Organization, Culture and Organisation, Journal of Organisational Change Management, Thunderbird International Business Review, International Journal of Manpower etc. He has also published three research books/monographs on this topic, is the co-editor of the Palgrave Series in Global Human Capital Management, and has also contributed to several book chapters in books edited by globally renowned authors. His previous experience has been in industry and offshore outsourcing consultancy.

Surender Munjal

Dr Surender Munjal is Director for the James E. Lynch India and South-Asia Business Centre and lecturer in International Business and Strategy at Leeds University Business School. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy. His research focuses on outsourcing and offshoring strategies of multinational enterprises in India and internationalisation strategies of Indian multinational enterprises. He has won various accolades for his research and teaching. He is the chair of evolution of multinational enterprise track in the Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference 2016. He earned doctorate in International Business from the University of Leeds and Master of Philosophy in Marketing from Delhi School of Economics. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant and Management Accountant.

 

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