Innovation Offshoring, Institutional Context and Innovation Performance: A Meta-Analysis

Nina Rosenbusch (Corresponding Author), Michael Gusenbauer, Isabella Hatak, Matthias Fink, Klaus Meyer

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Abstract

Innovation offshoring (IO) has become a widespread management practice. Yet, evidence on the performance implications is inconsistent, and scattered across disciplines and contexts. We argue that the benefits firms can derive from IO depend on the institutional environment at home. Drawing on recent work on institutional theory in international business, we explore institutions that facilitate reverse knowledge transfer and/or institutional arbitrage with respect to innovation-related activities. The results of our meta-analysis that synthesizes evidence from 48 samples show that IO is related positively to innovation performance. As predicted, this relationship is moderated by differences in the institutional environments across countries. Specifically, when national innovation systems are weak at home, IO appears to enable institutional arbitrage strategy whereas Confucian cultures enable more effective reverse knowledge transfer. However, contrary to our expectations, the beneficial effects of IO appear to have diminished over time.
LanguageEnglish
Pages203-233
JournalJournal of management studies
Volume56
Issue number1
Early online date1 Oct 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Innovation
Institutional innovation
Meta-analysis
Offshoring
Institutional context
Innovation performance
Industry
Institutional environment
Arbitrage
Knowledge transfer

Keywords

  • Hybride deal
  • Innovation offshoring
  • Innovation performance
  • Institutional arbitrage
  • Institutional theory
  • Meta-analysis

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Rosenbusch, Nina ; Gusenbauer, Michael ; Hatak, Isabella ; Fink, Matthias ; Meyer, Klaus. / Innovation Offshoring, Institutional Context and Innovation Performance : A Meta-Analysis. In: Journal of management studies. 2019 ; Vol. 56, No. 1. pp. 203-233.
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Innovation Offshoring, Institutional Context and Innovation Performance : A Meta-Analysis. / Rosenbusch, Nina (Corresponding Author); Gusenbauer, Michael; Hatak, Isabella ; Fink, Matthias; Meyer, Klaus.

In: Journal of management studies, Vol. 56, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 203-233.

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