Offshoring propensity in information technology services: a firm and country level analysis

Naveen Kumar Jain, Sumit K. Kundu, Fred A. Niederman

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This conceptual paper examines the dynamics of the offshoring of information technology (IT) service work. It considers this important emerging phenomenon from multiple lenses, especially those of international business theories. • Research propositions are developed based on the perspectives of home country firms, host nation and the dynamic interactions between the two. Questions for future research are suggested. • Already established nations in the field get more opportunities than the new entrants to increase their competitiveness from experience-based knowledge gained as a result of the imitative actions of home country firms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-461
Number of pages15
JournalManagement International Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008



  • Firm and country level analysis
  • Information technology
  • Institutional theory
  • Offshoring
  • Transaction cost economics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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