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By Thorstein Veblen

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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. They are not suitable for finding answers to our questions regarding the management of an existing subsidiary in general terms or the coordination of service offshoring subsidiaries in particular.

This is in line with our classification in Lovelock's scheme where we focus on services delivered to a remote location. Mößlang (1995), p. 132. UNCTAD (2004b). 24 2 – Theoretical Foundations Mobile (c) Production and con- (d) Production sumption in the country and consumption of the consumer in third country (a) Production in the Producer country of the producer Not mobile (b) Production and consumption Consumption in the country of the consumer Not mobile in the country of the producer Mobile Consumer Figure 2-1: Categorization of international services by Sampson and Snape (Source: Mößlang (1995), p.

UNCTAD (2004b), p. 145. Holtbrügge et al. (2004), p. 167. Bufka (1997), pp. 29-31, Schmid/Gouthier (1999). This definition is in line with many similar service definitions such as by Mößlang (1995), pp. 1521, Bruhn (2000), pp. 23-24. See Mößlang (1995), pp. 118-119 for an exhaustive overview. Approaches such as Rathmell (1974), Hill (1977), Maister/Lovelock (1982) are explicitly considered, but also later classification schemes such as Maleri (1997) are compatible. Where no specific value applies to our research, we did not highlight any value.

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