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By Thorstein Veblen

ISBN-10: 0141964316

ISBN-13: 9780141964317

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This paradigm is developed in several publications by the author, see for instance Dunning (1973), Dunning (1988), Dunning (1995), Dunning (2000). Porter (1990). Bunyaratavej et al. (2007) discuss location choices for the specific situation of service offshoring. 2 – Theoretical Foundations 4. 73 These approaches can also be used to describe the activities of service offshoring centers in more detail. Thus, there is a large body of knowledge that can be readily applied to service offshoring. However, the approaches we briefly discussed deal mainly with the reasons for and the forms of internationalization.

One possible explanation for the extraordinary demands that service offshoring poses for MNCs is that it represents the next step in the increasing complexity of the global division of labor. While MNCs have by definition distributed activities, they are required to coordinate these operations with ever more precision in the context of a global alignment of service execution. ƒ Breadth of coordination mechanisms: Research on coordination mechanisms between headquarters and subsidiaries has often been very narrow.

Based on the results of the empirical evaluation, advancements of theory will be proposed. Conclusions will then be drawn from the empirical research and suggestions for further research will be formulated. The dissertation will follow an empirical-qualitative approach46 that will allow us to capture much of the newness of the phenomenon and to analyze a number of cases in more detail. 47 We chose all MNCs from one country to make the results more comparable and to avoid a situation where differences of national culture of the headquarters influence coordination mechanisms.

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