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23rd EGOS Colloquium 2007  

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Postdoctoral pre-colloquium workshop

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Roland Calori Prize

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 Sub-theme program


Sub-theme 39

Co-evolutionary Approaches to Understanding the Emergence of Offshoring White-collar Work: Implications for Globalization, Corporate Strategies, and Organizational Designs


Henk W. Volberda
RSM Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Arie Y. Lewin
Duke University, USA


Session I: Thursday, July 5 – 11:00–12:30
Co-evolutionary Approaches to Understanding Offshoring

Christopher Williams
Co-evolution of learning during an offshore transition

Volker Mahnke
Long live the intermediary: Learning during co-evolution of contracts and capabilities in offshore system development

Suzana Rodrigues and John Child
A political interest perspective on organizational co-evolution

Session II: Thursday, July 5 – 14:00–15:30
Co-evolution of Capabilities and Business Models

Frederica Angeli and Rosa Grimaldi
The evolution of offshoring activities: The role of resource endowments and dynamic capabilities in addressing new business opportunities

Katy Mason, Ilan Oshri and Sheena Leek
The co-evolutions of business models: Learning to dance offshore

Antonio J. Verdu Jover and José María Gómez Gras
A co-evolutionary approach to explaining strategic flexibility: The role of offshoring

Session III: Friday, July 6 – 9:00–10:30
White-collar Work/Human Capital

Torben Pedersen, Bent Petersen and Peter Maskell
White-collar offshoring: Complementary or substitute?

Steffen Kinkel
Offshoring of R&D activities and new organizational concepts at home

Arie Y. Lewin, Silvia Massine and Carine Peeters
From offshoring to globalization of human capital

Session IV: Friday, July 6 – 11:00–12:30
Technology/IT and Engineering Capabilities

Edward J. Carberry
Compensating the global technological workforce: Forces shaping variation in the institutionalization of employee stock option programs in India and the United States

Stephan Manning, Jörg Sydow and Arnold Windeler
The art of active embedding – How automotive suppliers develop engineering capabilities in emerging economies

Joseph Lampel and Ajay Bhalla
Emergent and deliberate strategic decision making in IT enabled offshoring services

Session V: Friday, July 6 – 13:45–15:15
Offshoring and Innovation

Wolfgang Sofka
Innovation activities abroad and the effects of liability of foreignness: Where it hurts

Marja Roza, Henk W. Volberda and Frans A.J. van den Bosch
Offshoring and innovative performance: Antecedents and outcome of offshoring product development activities undertaken by SMEs

Anna Szczygielska, Justin J.P Jansen, Henk W. Volberda and Frans A.J. van den Bosch
How offshoring drives innovation: Relocation of non-core and core activities

Session VI: Saturday, July 7 – 9:00–10:30
Governance Models for Offshoring

Thomas Hutzschenreuter, Arie Y. Lewin and Stephan Dresel
Governance models for the offshoring of support activities: Study of German and US companies

Winfried Ruigrok and Marc Schurch
Governance mode choice in offshoring: antecedents and implications on the management of subsidiaries

Jatinder Sidhu, Henk Volberda, Shazad Ansari and Ilan Oshri
The performance implications of formal planning for offshoring projects: An empiral investigation

Session VII: Saturday, July 7 – 11:00–12:30
Offshoring and Business Transformation

Jussi Hätonen
Outsourcing for business transformation or business transformation for outsourcing? Implications from SMEs in the ICT industry


Discussion and Wrap-up