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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings from the 32nd Annual British Academy of Management Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Driving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times|
|Publisher||British Academy of Management|
|Number of pages||35|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Sep 2018|
|Event||British 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 2018 → 6 Sep 2018
https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=3337 (Link to Conference Website)
|Conference||British Academy of Management Annual Conference 2018|
|Period||4/09/18 → 6/09/18|
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).  British Academy of Management.