[AISWorld] Final Reminder: Global Sourcing Workshop, Abstract Submission by October 15

Ilan Oshri I.Oshri at lboro.ac.uk
Mon Oct 14 05:17:38 EDT 2013

The 8th Global Sourcing Workshop
23-26 March 2014
Val d’Isere, France

Following the success of the past Global Sourcing Workshops, we are pleased to release this Call for Papers for the 8th Global Sourcing Workshop which will be held March 23-26, 2014 in Val d’Isere, France.

The workshop will aim to explore how new and emerging forms of outsourcing and offshoring challenge sourcing practices and theories, and consequently identify new directions for research and practice. 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.

Paper Track

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:

  *   New and emerging sourcing models, and how they challenge traditional (location/ownership-based) views of  sourcing models
  *   Sourcing decision making
  *   Sourcing configurations (multi-sourcing, bundle services, etc.)
  *   Supplier and client capabilities and competences
  *   Captive (in-house) and shared service centres
  *   Backsourcing
  *   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 website: www.globalsourcing.org.uk/workshop<http://www.globalsourcing.org.uk/workshop>

Since 2010 we have been publishing 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 of their paper to be considered for publication in Journal of Information Technology and high quality teaching cases in  JITTC.

Important Dates:

October 15th 2013 – Deadline to submit extended abstracts/teaching proposal to the Workshop on Global Sourcing
November 2nd 2013 - Notification of accepted extended abstract/teaching proposal
Registration deadline: December 1st 2013 (Registration fees will be 300 EURO per person which include a reception and 2 dinners)
January 18th 2014 – Deadline to submit full paper/teaching case and notes
March 8th 2014 – Reviews sent to authors

March 23-26, 2014 – Workshop on Global Sourcing, Val d’Isere, France

Paper Track: Extended abstracts should be between 600-800 words and should include contact details of all authors.

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<mailto:globalsourcing.org.uk at gmail.com> with 'Abstract submission GSW 2014' as the subject of the e-mail.

For preparation of full papers please follow Guidelines for Authors posted on the Workshop site: http://www.globalsourcing.org.uk/workshop/guidelines/

Important Links

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. Victoria Thorpe, her email: v.thorpe at valdisere-congres.com<mailto:v.thorpe at valdisere-congres.com>

Workshop Organizers:

Leslie P. Willcocks (http://personal.lse.ac.uk/willcock/)
Julia Kotlarsky (http://www.juliakotlarsky.com<http://www.juliakotlarsky.com/>)
Ilan Oshri (http://www.ilanoshri.com/)

Ilan Oshri

Professor of Technology and Globalisation

Director, Centre for Global Sourcing and Services

Loughborough School of Business and Economics


Ilan Oshri

Professor of Technology and Globalisation

Director, Centre for Global Sourcing and Services

Loughborough School of Business and Economics


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