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Offshore/nearshore outsourcing as a strategic competitive posturing: insights from Ghana

Adams, Kweku, Nyuur, Richard, Chima, Mordi and Debrah, Yaw (2018) Offshore/nearshore outsourcing as a strategic competitive posturing: insights from Ghana. In: BAM2018 Conference Driving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, UK., 4th - 6th September 2018. (In Press)

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Abstract

Although offshore/nearshore outsourcing has attracted increasing scholarly work, relevant questions remain unexplored leading to calls for further studies on the issue to help deepen our understanding of this evolving and important strategic phenomenon. Based on interviews of 19 banks in Ghana, this study explores the nature and drivers of offshore/nearshore outsourcing in this under-researched context. The findings reveal that institutional requirements, ethical considerations, innovation potential, and security issues are critical drivers that underpin offshore/nearshore outsourcing decisions. This enables us to advance and enrich research on offshore/nearshore outsourcing. Based on this, the paper outlines the contributions to theory and practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: In Press
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
School/Department: York Business School
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/3065

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