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

Kweku Adams, Richard B. Nyuur, Chima Mordi, Yaw A. Debrah

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings from the 32nd Annual British Academy of Management Conference
Subtitle of host publicationDriving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
Pages1-35
Number of pages35
ISBN (Print)9780995641310
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventBritish Academy of Management Annual Conference 2018: Driving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times - Bristol Business School University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20186 Sep 2018
https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=3337 (Link to Conference Website)

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ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Annual Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleBAM2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period4/09/186/09/18
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Adams, K., Nyuur, R. B., Mordi, C., & Debrah, Y. A. (2018). Offshore/nearshore outsourcing as a strategic competitive posturing: insights from Ghana. In Proceedings from the 32nd Annual British Academy of Management Conference: Driving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times (pp. 1-35). [631] British Academy of Management.