Exploring political risk in offshoring engagements

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dc.contributor.author Skipworth, Heather
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-27T16:28:49Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-27T16:28:49Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12-22
dc.identifier.citation Carsten Hansen, Carlos Mena and Heather Skipworth. Exploring political risk in offshoring engagements, International Journal of Production Research, Volume 55, 2017, Issue 7, pp. 2051-2067 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 0020-7543
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2016.1268278
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/11503
dc.description.abstract This research focuses on the analysis of political risk in the context of offshoring decisions. The study uses the Repertory Grid Technique, which entails a series of semi-structured interviews exploring key political risk experiences across offshoring engagements. The research extends the spectrum of political risk analysis in the context of offshoring engagements, and explores the varied impact of political risk across business activity types. The research identifies five key political risks affecting offshoring engagements and highlights the moderating effect of specific offshoring activity types Business Process Outsourcing, Information Technology Outsourcing or Knowledge Process Outsourcing on political risk implications. The research explores the conditioning effect of activity specific exposure to political risk and enhances the explanatory ability of the Transaction Cost Economics constructs, offering a novel operationalisation of the political risk component of external uncertainty. From a practical perspective, the research highlights the need for developing managerial tools to improve monitoring and identification of risks. The key practical contribution is the development of differentiated political risk typologies that can capture the nuances of external risks in offshoring, allowing for more accurate risk assessment of offshoring decisions. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subject Offshoring en_UK
dc.subject Outsourcing en_UK
dc.subject Political risk en_UK
dc.subject Risk analysis en_UK
dc.subject Supply chain risk management en_UK
dc.title Exploring political risk in offshoring engagements en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK
dc.identifier.cris 15215354

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