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The global platform economy: A new offshoring institution enabling emerging-economy microproviders

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Global online platforms match firms with service providers around the world, in services ranging from software development to copywriting and graphic design. Unlike in traditional offshore outsourcing, service providers are predominantly one-person microproviders located in emerging-economy countries not necessarily associated with offshoring and often disadvantaged by negative country images. How do these microproviders survive and thrive? We theorize global platforms through transaction cos...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0149206318786781

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Oxford Internet Institute
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Author
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0000-0002-6509-1703
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division
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Oxford Internet Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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European Research Council
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639652
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European Commission
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639652
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International Development Research Centre
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
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Volume:
45
Issue:
2
Pages:
567-599
Publication date:
2018-08-23
Acceptance date:
2018-06-12
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EISSN:
1557-1211
ISSN:
0149-2063
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2018-09-10

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