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The emergence of markets and capabilities, dynamic transaction costs and institutions: effects on organizational choices in offshored and outsourced business services in China

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  • Martha Prevezer

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This paper has three aims: 1) to use Langlois’ framework of dynamic transaction costs to illustrate the coevolution of firm capabilities and the emergence of new markets for offshored and outsourced business services in China; 2) to use Coase’s institutional structure of production framework to analyse the influence of Chinese institutions on the organizational choices made in the offshoring and outsourcing of business services in China and 3) to link the two themes and understand the interaction between Chinese institutions and the emergence of markets and capabilities in business services in China. We use case studies and interview data to look at these issues.

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Paper provided by Queen Mary, University of London, School of Business and Management, Centre for Globalisation Research in its series Working Papers with number 25.

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Date of creation: Sep 2008
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Handle: RePEc:cgs:wpaper:25

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Keywords: offshoring; China; business services; institutions; dynamic transactions costs;

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  1. Tattara, Giuseppe, 2010. "Offshoring to China and India: Case Studies of Italian Small-Medium-sized Firms," MPRA Paper 29175, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2010.
  2. Tattara, Giuseppe, 2012. "From competitive advantage to dynamic capabilities: small and medium-sized multinationals in Asia," MPRA Paper 39364, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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