7. Getting the Most from Offshoring: Home Base Capability Upgrading and Erosion
—Dmitrij Slepniov (email@example.com), Centre for Industrial Production, Aalborg University
—Brian Vejrum Wæhrens (firstname.lastname@example.org), Centre for Industrial Production, Aalborg University
Tapping into global resources is supposed to improve performance and contribute to a firm’s competitive advantage. However, a high offshoring quota may also lead to erosion of the firm’s home base capabilities and have wider negative implications for both the home base site position and the firm as a whole. The purpose of this chapter is to conceptualize this scenario and propose how it can be addressed. On the basis of a series of workshops with Danish companies, we ...