Offshoring process: A comparative investigation of danish and Japanese manufacturing companies

Dmitrij Slepniov, Brian Vejrum Wæhrens, Hiroshi Katayama

    研究成果: Chapter


    The purpose of this chapter is to contribute to the knowledge on how production offshoring and international operations management vary across cultural contexts. The chapter attempts to shed light on how companies approach the process of offshoring in different cultural contexts. In order to achieve this objective, the authors employ a qualitative methodology and compare three Danish and three Japanese manufacturing companies. On the basis of this comparative investigation, the authors find that the parent companies from both contexts employ offshoring as a remedy for the challenges of globalisation. Yet there are clear differences in how offshoring is conducted in Denmark and Japan. The main differences are outlined in a framework and explained employing cultural variables. The findings lead to a number of propositions suggesting that the process of offshoring is not simply a uniform technical-rational calculation of the most efficient organisation of activities across national borders, but it is rather specific to the parent companies' national contexts.

    ホスト出版物のタイトルManaging Global Supply Chain Relationships: Operations, Strategies and Practices
    出版社IGI Global
    出版ステータスPublished - 2010

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • ビジネス、管理および会計(全般)


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