Domestic sourcing by foreign-owned subsidiaries

David Williams, Frank Mcdonald, Heinz J Tüselmann, Colin Turner

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    9 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    This paper investigates the development of domestic sourcing by foreign-owned subsidiaries (FOS) in the UK. The regional development and international-business literatures are used to develop a conceptual framework on the links between autonomy, the use of networks, and domestic sourcing. Data from a survey of German, French, and US FOS in the UK is used to test the model. The results indicate that increased use of networks and increased operational decision-making autonomy are associated with increased domestic sourcing, but that only a minority of FOS are increasing their use of domestic sourcing. The growing importance of global sourcing is considered as a possible explanation for the low proportion of FOS that are increasing their use of domestic sourcing. The implications for regional-development policy of the findings are also assessed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)260-276
    JournalEnvironment and Planning C: Government and Policy
    Volume26
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Domestic sourcing by foreign-owned subsidiaries'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this