[AISWorld] CFP: 7th Global Sourcing Workshop, 11-14 March 2013, Val d'Isere, France - reminder to submit extended abstract
Julia.Kotlarsky at wbs.ac.uk
Tue Sep 11 05:56:33 EDT 2012
7th Global Sourcing Workshop, 11 - 14 March 2013, Val d’Isere, France
Reminder: deadline to submit extened abstract October 1 2012
Following the success of the past Global Sourcing Workshops, we are pleased to release this Call
for Papers for the Seventh Global Sourcing Workshop which will be held March 11-14, 2013 in
Val d’Isere, France.
The workshop will focus on Global Sourcing with a specific interest in practices that improve
firm’s performance and those that affect communities and societies. This workshop aims to bring
together viewpoints from various disciplines, including IB, Strategy, OM, OB and IS on global
sourcing of IT, Business and Knowledge Processes and Innovation. We also focus on teaching
aspects related to outsourcing and offshoring with fast track for publishing high quality teaching
cases in Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases.
We invite research articles, works in progress and ‘focus on practice’ papers that investigate
topics relating to global outsourcing and offshoring. In particular, the workshop will endeavour to
present the views from client, vendor and intermediary firm perspectives. Some of the specific
themes that are of interest in this workshop are:
• Sourcing models (e.g. offshoring, offshore-outsourcing, near-shoring, cloud services,
crowdsourcing, micro-sourcing and SaaS)
• Sourcing decision making
• Sourcing configurations (multi-sourcing, bundle services, etc.)
• Supplier and client capabilities
• Captive and shared service centres
• Knowledge processes and innovation in outsourcing/offshoring
• Cultural and social aspects of sourcing practice
• Emerging topics and concepts in sourcing
We are interested in papers that are both conceptual and empirically-based.
Teaching Cases Track
We are interested in teaching cases on outsourcing and offshoring which we would consider for
publication in Journal of IT Teaching Cases (JITTC) http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jittc/ .
Please note that a small conference venue has been reserved with guaranteed attendance restricted
to those having papers accepted for presentation. Participants need to book early to secure
reserved accommodation at the conference location or other rooms nearby. See full details on our
In the last three years we have published selected papers as book chapters in a book by Springer.
It is likely that we will publish another book based on the papers from this Workshop.
Furthermore, selected papers will be invited to submit a revised version for a publication in either
Journal of Information Technology or Strategic Outsourcing journal, and high quality teaching
cases to JITTC.
October 1st 2012 – Deadline to submit extended abstracts/teaching proposals to the Workshop on
October 15th 2012 - Notification of accepted extended abstracts/teaching proposals
Registration deadline: November 15th 2012 (Registration fees will be 300 EURO per person
which include a reception and 2 dinners)
January 18th 2013 – Deadline to submit full papers/teaching case and notes to the Workshop on
March 1st 2013 – Reviews sent to authors
March 11-14, 2013 – Workshop on Global Sourcing, Val d’Isere, France
Paper Track: Extended abstracts should be between 600-800 words.
Teaching Track: Proposals for teaching cases should be between 600-800 words and include the
teaching case outline and learning objectives. For teaching cases, the submission of full teaching
case and teaching notes will be required.
All submissions should be sent in MS Word format to: globalsourcing.org.uk at gmail.com with
'Abstract submission GSW 2013' as the subject of the e-mail.
For preparation of full papers please follow Guidelines for Authors posted on the workshop site:
Val d’Isere ski resort: http://www.valdisere.com/gb_ete/index.php
Our Representative at the Conference Centre for enquiries about accommodations is Ms. Aurore
Revial, her email: a.revial at valdisere-congres.com
Leslie P. Willcocks (http://personal.lse.ac.uk/willcock/)
Julia Kotlarsky (http://www.juliakotlarsky.com)
Ilan Oshri (http://www.ilanoshri.com/)
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