Effective Outsourcing/Offshoring of Research, Development, and Engineering



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The overall vision of the proposed research project recognizes that globalization is here to stay. For Swedish organizations it implies to remain competitive in the long-run and at the same time find new ways to effectively distribute research, development and engineering work across organizational and geographical boundaries. The objective of the research project is to develop firm-specific theories of RD&E offshoring and outsourcing in Swedish organizations that enable more effective translation of organizational strategies into actual practice. Our goal with the research is to address the understanding of the complexity associated with outsourcing and offshoring through the behavioral, dynamic, and technical lenses. This will allow us to develop firm-specific theories of outsourcing and offshoring. Most research is still carried out separated from operational realities. A key contribution of the research is the development of an engagement strategy that would support greater industry and academia knowledge of co-creation.

ABB AB Industrial
Ericsson AB Industrial

Jayakanth Srinivasan, Senior Lecturer

Email: jayakanth.srinivasan@mdh.se