A sustainable ecosystem? Sourcing innovative IT talent in Bulgaria

Dodourova, Mariana ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6277-1765 and Hollinshead, Graham (2017) A sustainable ecosystem? Sourcing innovative IT talent in Bulgaria. In: XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference: Composing the Innovation Symphony, 18-21 June 2017, Vienna, Austria. . [Conference or Workshop Item]


This study addresses the problem of achieving exemplary innovative capability whilst gaining cost effectiveness in the highly competitive markets of the international software industry. The study focuses on the Bulgarian software sector as an 'ecosystem' for IT sourcing activity and builds on the concept of Global Value Chains (GVCs) as highly dispersed global structures, exposed to a mosaic of institutional and socio-economic influences. The study addresses the neglected reality of GVCs' internal anatomy which frequently comprises an array of cellular and politically contested social spaces involving interplays of major actors in dispersed home and host contexts. The study adopts a longitudinal qualitative research design, the first phase of which produced four patterns of interaction between the Bulgarian offshored facilities and their MNC parents or partners. Following these findings, four follow-up case studies will be developed as exemplifiers of the configurations delineated during the first phase of the fieldwork.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Research Areas: A. > Business School > International Management and Innovation
Item ID: 23390
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Depositing User: Mariana Dodourova
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2018 15:51
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 09:10
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23390

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