Offshore Sourcing: Reaction, Maturation, and Consolidation of U.S. Multinationals
Masaaki Kotabe and
K Scott Swan
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Masaaki Kotabe: The University of Texas at Austin
K Scott Swan: The University of Texas at Austin
Journal of International Business Studies, 1994, vol. 25, issue 1, 115-140
The authors conducted a quasi-longitudinal investigation of U.S. multinationals' R&D, manufacturing, offshore sourcing strategies, and resultant global market performance implications, utilizing comprehensive data collected by the 1977, 1982 and 1989 benchmark surveys of U.S. direct investment abroad. Hypotheses were tested in a path analytic framework. Despite increased competition at home and abroad causing their global market share positions to weaken in recent years, U.S. multinationals have maintained, and even may have improved, their global consolidated profitability levels by skillfully exploiting their technological prowess through technology transfer and off-shore sourcing. Rapidly changing roles of U.S. parent firms and their foreign affiliates in technology development and global sourcing relationships portend a maturing, yet arduous, shift toward a global rationalization.© 1994 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1994) 25, 115–140
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