Guest lecturer to explain offshoring as learning opportunity for industry peers

Offshoring — the practice of sourcing from overseas suppliers or locating operations abroad — is increasingly prevalent and important to help companies internationally expand into new markets.  

In this week’s Goodman Luncheon Speaker Series event, Scholar Stav Fainshmidt examines these actions in a new light by suggesting offshoring effects on not only the company itself, but also industry peers.  

Fainshmidt’s recent research connects industry offshoring to the foreign expansion of fellow market players. He describes offshoring as a ‘double-edge sword’ because intense offshoring activities in the industry can enable international growth for businesses with some existing overseas operations while preventing it for domestic businesses.  

On Friday, March 24, the Associate Professor of International Business at Western University’s Ivey School of Business will share his findings on the positive and negative aspects of offshoring in his talk, “Industry offshoring intensity and international diversification: Facilitative and inhibitive learning.” 

Fainshmidt also serves as an editor for numerous internationally renowned academic journals. He is the Reviewing Editor of Journal of World Business, a Consulting Editor for Journal of International Business Studies, and an Associate Editor for Journal of Management Studies.  

The Goodman speaker series provides Goodman faculty, staff and students with an informal opportunity to listen and discuss recent advances in research, teaching and practices with business colleagues. 

The talk will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Sankey Chamber. Goodman faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Members of the Brock community interested in joining can email Crystal Li at  to reserve a seat.  

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