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The institutional politics of change in an outsourced project

Morgan, R., Doran, D., Morgan, S., Papadopoulos, Thanos (2015) The institutional politics of change in an outsourced project. In: 22nd Euroma Conference: Operations Management for Sustainable Competitiveness, 28 June 2015 to 1 July 2015, Neuchatel, Switzerland. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:63423)

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Abstract

This paper focuses on unique longitudinal research within a multi-vendor outsourcing environment in the European Defence Sector. It describes the unfolding relationship between vendors and a major defence organization as the vendors developed, implemented and then managed a human resource management (HRM) system. This paper examines the apparent paradox between the wide scale adoption of outsourcing and its relatively poor performance and outcomes. The research suggests this comes from a loose coupling between the rational logic of outsourcing practice and the interpretation and enactment by interest groups that is exaggerated by the imposition of fixed deadlines and strong contractual governance.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Outsourcing, collaboration, institutional theory
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Analytics, Operations and Systems
Depositing User: Desmond Doran
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2017 15:14 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 13:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63423 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Doran, D.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6444-8758
Papadopoulos, Thanos: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6821-1136
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