Traditionally, researchers have studied outsourcing from a transaction-cost perspective, coping with the outsourcing decision as a make-or-buy dilemma. Further explanations refer to forms of institutionalism (North, 1990; Roy, 1997), whereas outsourcing may stem from isomorphism; additionally institutional theory may also help investigate outsourcing. All these perspectives fall short in explaining cross-national diversity since they are all grounded on dyadic relations. Similarly to the Aguilera and Jackson (2003) model of cross-national diversity on corporate governance, we argue that the outsourcing decision may be grounded on institutional factors, such as the cross-national governance systems. In this paper we develop a research model to explain the diversity of outsourcing practice at a cross-countries level, considering stakeholders (property and labor) as significant drivers for the outsourcing decisions.

National corporate systems and outsourcing decisions: A cross-country analysis / Giustiniano, Luca; Lucia, Marchegiani; Pirolo, Luca; Peruffo, Enzo. - Strategic Management Conference, 2010, (2010), pp. - (Strategic Management Conference, Roma - Italia, 11-15 Settembre 2010).

National corporate systems and outsourcing decisions: A cross-country analysis

GIUSTINIANO, LUCA;PIROLO, LUCA;PERUFFO, ENZO
2010

Abstract

Traditionally, researchers have studied outsourcing from a transaction-cost perspective, coping with the outsourcing decision as a make-or-buy dilemma. Further explanations refer to forms of institutionalism (North, 1990; Roy, 1997), whereas outsourcing may stem from isomorphism; additionally institutional theory may also help investigate outsourcing. All these perspectives fall short in explaining cross-national diversity since they are all grounded on dyadic relations. Similarly to the Aguilera and Jackson (2003) model of cross-national diversity on corporate governance, we argue that the outsourcing decision may be grounded on institutional factors, such as the cross-national governance systems. In this paper we develop a research model to explain the diversity of outsourcing practice at a cross-countries level, considering stakeholders (property and labor) as significant drivers for the outsourcing decisions.
National corporate governance systems; outsourcing
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