Carine Peeters

Professor Carine Peeters is Full Professor at Vlerick Business School. Before joining the School she worked as a faculty member at Université libre de Bruxelles, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management where she also obtained her Phd in 2004. From 2004 to 2006 Professor Peeters spent two years in the United States as Research Associate at Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business.

Professor Peeters is speciliased in Strategy and International Business.



Job Title : Full Professor

Management Domain
Strategy

Expert in
International Business

Profile

Professor Carine Peeters is Full Professor at Vlerick Business School. Before joining the School she worked as a faculty member at Université libre de Bruxelles, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management where she also obtained her Phd in 2004. From 2004 to 2006 Professor Peeters spent two years in the United States as Research Associate at Duke University - Fuqua School of Business.

Professor Peeters specialises in Strategy and International Business, with a particular interest in innovation processes in established organizations.

Within that domain, a significant part of her research focuses on the adoption of global services sourcing strategies and delivery models. She studies how companies transform their value chains to take advantage of outsourcing, offshoring, and shared services organizations for business support functions such as IT, business process, as well as technical and engineering services. She seeks to understand why some firms are more successful at the transformation than others. She is particularly keen on studying the implications for organizations and managers who have to manage and coordinate globally dispersed value chains, portions of which are often entrusted to external parties. How can firms make sure that the benefits outweigh the costs of the added organizational complexity is at the core of Carine’s work.

To that end, she has surveyed the practices of hundreds of companies around the world and worked on several in-depth case studies. Through workshops and trainings she also works closely with executives and managers to develop and share knowledge on the successful adoption of global sourcing strategies and management practices.

More recently, Carine’s interest in strategy and innovation processes led her to the critical question of strategy making in rapidly changing environments. Her unique take is to look at this question from the point of view of the design of strategy processes; and specifically how perceptions of process fairness from the part of organizational members affect their behavioral reactions, and in turn the ability of incumbent firms to sustain performance in turbulent markets.

Her research has been published in several international journals including the Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, and Organization Studies. She also serves as senior editor for the Management and Organization Review, and is a member of the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal and the review board of Global Strategy Journal.

Finally, Carine teaches general strategy and international strategy in both open enrolment and customized executive education programmes. In that context too, she is a firm believer in innovation: always eager to share and co-create knowledge with participants, and try out new methods to enrich the learning experience - and make it stick!


 

Publications

Articles in refereed journals with impact

  • Gooris J. Peeters C.  2016. Fragmenting global business processes: A protection for proprietary information. Journal of International Business Studies, 47(5): 535-562.

  • Peeters C. Dehon C. Garcia-Prieto P.  2015. The attention stimulus of cultural differences in global services sourcing. Journal of International Business Studies, 46(2): 241-251.

  • Peeters C. Lewin A.  2014. Sources of Variation in the Efficiency of Management Innovation Processes: The Role of Absorptive Capacity Routines, Managerial Attention and Organizational Legitimacy. Organization Studies, 35(9): 1343-1371.

  • Gooris J. Peeters C.  2014. Home-host country distance in offshore governance choices. Journal of International Management, 20(1): 73-86.

  • Lewin A. Massini S. Peeters C.  2011. Microfoundations of internal and external absorptive capacity routines. Organization Science, 22(1): 81-98.

  • Lewin A. Massini S. Peeters C.  2009. Why are companies offshoring innovation? The emerging global race for talent. Journal of International Business Studies, 40(6): 901-925.

  • Lewin A. Peeters C.  2006. The top-line allure of off-shoring. Harvard Business Review, 84(3): 22-24.

  • Lewin A. Peeters C.  2006. Offshoring administrative and technical work: business hype or the onset of fundamental strategic and organizational transformation?. Long Range Planning, 39(3): 221-239.

  • Peeters C. Van Pottelsberghe B.  2006. Innovation strategy and the patenting behavior of firms. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 16(1-2): 109-135.

Articles in other (un)refereed journals

  • Peeters C.  2015. IT-outsourcing in de lift - Sterk groeipotentieel voor Belgisch-Luxemburgse markt. CxO Magazine,

  • Peeters C. Point S. Garcia-Prieto P. Davilla A.  2014. La diversité culturelle dans les délocalisations : apports nuancés de deux littératures. Management International, 18: 178-193.

  • Caspin-Wagner K. Lewin A. Massini S. Peeters C.  2013. The underexplored role of managing interdependencies fit in organization design and performance. Journal of Organizational Design, 2(1): 34-41.

Book Chapters

  • Fontagné L. Peeters C.  2007. Accompagner les délocalisations. In: Castanheira M. Hindricks J. Eds. Politique économique pour la Belgique - Enjeux et Réformes (pp. 161-171). Uitgeverij De Boeck.

  • Peeters C. Van Pottelsberghe B.  2006. Understanding the patenting behavior of firms. In: Bosworth D. Webster E. Eds. The management of intellectual property (pp. 221-246). Edward Elgar Publishing.

Conference Presentations

  • Duvivier F. Peeters C.  2015. Aligning International Transfer Assignees with Service Offshoring Strategies. Paper presented at AIB 2015 Annual Meeting, June 27-30, Bengaluru, India.

  • Duvivier F. Peeters C.  2015. Barriers and enablers in the learning process of offshore team members: A longitudinal case study. Paper presented at Academy of International Business, June 27-30, Bengaluru, India.

  • Peeters C. Lewin A.  2014. Dynamics of persistent heterogeneity in the global configuration of business services value chains. Paper presented at the Academy of International Business, June 23-26, Vancouver, Canada.

  • Gooris J. Peeters C.  2014. Fine-slicing the value chain: a protection for proprietary content. Paper presented at Academy of International Business, June 23-26, Vancouver, Canada.

  • Peeters C. Lewin A.  2013. The global configuration of business services value chains: From chance snap shots to systematic story line,. Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society, September 28-October 1, Atlanta, United States.

  • Gooris J. Peeters C.  2013. Fine-slicing the value chain: a protection for proprietary content. Paper presented at DIG Seminars, October 29-29, Milan, Italy.

  • Peeters C.  2013. Offshoring as a management innovation process – Implications for research (Panel Presentation). Paper presented at Academy of International Business 2013 Annual Meeting, July 3-6, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Peeters C. Massini S. Lewin A.  2012. The role of absorptive capacity routines and attention directing mechanisms in the adoption of a management innovation. Paper presented at the Business Strategy Seminar Series, November 7-7, Durham, United States.

  • Peeters C. Massini S. Lewin A.  2012. Absorptive capacity routines and successful adoption of management innovation. Paper presented at Invited speaker, June 11-11, Manchester, United Kingdom.

  • Dehon C. Peeters C. Prieto Garcia P.  2012. How bad are cultural differences in global services sourcing. Paper presented at Offshoring Research Network Annual Conference, May 29-31, Milan, Italy.

  • Peeters C. Dehon C. Prieto Garcia P.  2012. How bad / good are cultural differences in global services sourcing. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 4-8, Boston, United States.

  • Manning S. Massini S. Peeters C. Lewin A.  2012. The global co-evolution of firm boundaries: Process commoditization, Capabilities development, and Path dependencies. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 4-8, Boston, United States.

  • Dehon C. Prieto Garcia P. Peeters C.  2012. How bad are cultural differences in global services sourcing. Paper presented at the EURAM Annual Conference, June 6-8, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Massini S. Peeters C. Lewin A.  2012. The Global Co-Evolution of Firm Boundaries: Process commoditization, Capabilities Development, and Path Dependencies. Paper presented at the EURAM Annual Conference, June 6-8, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Duvivier F. Peeters C.  2011. The use of expatriates in the Offshoring of services – Framework and research propositions,. Paper presented at the EGOS Annual Conference, July 6-9, Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • Peeters C.  2011. Home-host country distance and offshore vertical boundary decisions. Paper presented at the AIB Annual Conference, June 24-28, Nagoya, Japan.

  • Peeters C. Massini S. Lewin A.  2011. Absorptive capacity routines and successful adoption of management innovation. Paper presented at the EURAM Mini Conference on Management Innovation, November 24-25, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Peeters C. Massini S. Lewin A.  2011. Absorptive capacity routines and successful adoption of management innovation. Paper presented at the AOM Annual Conference, August 11-16, San Antonio, United States.

  • Massini S. Peeters C. Lewin A.  2011. The ever changing logic of global outsourcing decisions: Client strategies, path dependencies, and industry dynamics. Paper presented at the AIB Annual Conference, June 24-28, Nagoya, Japan.

  • Peeters C. Lewin A. Massini S.  2010. Microfoundations of absorptive capacity capabilities: The role of individuals in shaping organizational routines. Paper presented at DRUID Summer Conference, June 16-18, London, United Kingdom.

  • Peeters C. Garcia-Prieto P. Point S.  2010. Exploring Diversity in the Offshoring Literature: Notorious Threats and Udetected Opportunities. Paper presented at 70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 6-10, Montréal, Canada.

  • Massini S. Peeters C. Lewin A.  2010. Shifting firm boundaries in global services sourcing: Transaction costs, emerging capabilities, and experience-based learning. Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, September 12-15, Rome, Italy.

  • Manning S. Massini S. Peeters C.  2010. New Directions in Research on Global Sourcing. Paper presented at Organization Science Winter Conference, February 3-7, Colorado, United States.

  • Peeters C. Garcia-Prieto P. Point S.  2009. Cultural Differences in Offshoring: Turning the Threat of Diversity Around. Paper presented at Duke University Offshoring Research Conference, April 5-7, Durham, United States.

  • Peeters C. Garcia-Prieto P. Point S.  2009. Cultural Differences in Offshoring: Turning the Threat of Diversity Around. Paper presented at EURAM Annual Conference, May 11-14, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

  • Lewin A. Massini S. Peeters C.  2008. Why Are Companies Offshoring Innovation? The Emerging Global Race for Talent. Paper presented at 34th EIBA Annual Conference, December 11-14, Tallinn, Estonia.

  • Lewin A. Massini S. Peeters C.  2008. The Configuration of Internal and External Practiced Routines of Absorptive Capacity: A New Perspective. Paper presented at 68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 9-13, Anaheim, United States.

  • Lewin A. Massini S. Peeters C.  2008. Why Are Companies Offshoring Innovation? The Emerging Global Race for Talent. Paper presented at 50th AIB Annual Meeting, June 30-July 3, Milan, Italy.

  • Lewin A. Massini S. Peeters C.  2007. From Offshoring to Globalization of Human Capital and Innovation. Paper presented at 33rd EIBA Annual Conference, December 13-15, Catania, Italy.

  • Lewin A. Massini S. Peeters C.  2007. From Offshoring to Globalization of Human Capital. Paper presented at EURAM Annual Conference, May 16-19, Paris, France.

  • Peeters C.  2006. Offshoring and Globalization of Human Capital: The Emergence of a New Form of Internationalization Strategy?. Paper presented at ECARES Internatl Seminar, November 17, Brussels, Belgium.

  • Lewin A. Peeters C.  2006. From Offshoring to Globalization of Human Capital. Paper presented at 48th AIB Annual Meeting, June 23-26, Beijing, China.

  • Lewin A. Peeters C.  2006. Offshoring and Globalization of Human Capital – Strategic and Management Implications. Paper presented at The Fuqua School of Business Faculty Research Seminar, August 9, Durham, United States.

  • Lewin A. Massini S. Peeters C.  2006. From Offshoring to Globalization of Human Capital – Towards a New internationalization Strategy. Paper presented at 32nd EIBA Annual Conference, December 7-9, Fribourg, Switzerland.

  • Peeters C.  2006. From Offsoring to Globalization of Human Capital – Findings from Offshoring Research Network (ORN) Project. Paper presented at The 26th SMS Annual International Conference, October 29-November 1, Vienna, Austria.

  • Lewin A. Massini S. Peeters C.  2006. Absorptive Capacity Routines in Firms’ Innovation and Imitation Behaviors. Paper presented at 12th Organization Science Winter Conference, February 1-5, Colorado, United States.

  • Peeters C.  2006. Offshoring and Corporate Strategy. Paper presented at Journée d’Etude ICHEC, Délocalisation: Agir ou Réagir?, December 14, Brussels, Belgium.

  • Peeters C. Van Pottelsberghe B.  2005. Complex Innovation Strategies and Patenting Behaviour. Paper presented at DRUID Tenth Anniversary Summer Conference, June 27-29, Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Peeters C. Van Pottelsberghe B.  2005. Innovation Capabilities and Firm Labor Productivity. Paper presented at DRUID Tenth Anniversary Summer Conference, June 27-29, Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Peeters C.  2005. From Words to Action: The Challenge of Implementing a Corporate Culture of Innovation. Paper presented at 11th Organization Science Winter Conference, February 3-6, Colorado, United States.

  • Peeters C.  2005. Evolutionary Paths in Offshoring and Implications for IB Research (panel discussion). Paper presented at 31st EIBA Conference ‘Landscapes and Mindscapes in Globalizing World’, December 10-13, Oslo, Norway.

  • Peeters C.  2005. Offshoring Administrative and Technical Work – Emergence, Diffusion, and Evolution. Paper presented at Research Seminar in Applied Economics and Management, December 8, Brussels, Belgium.

  • Peeters C.  2005. Intra-Organizational and Inter-Organizational Capabilities for Knowledge Creation and Innovation. Paper presented at 11th Organization Science Winter Conference, February 3-6, Colorado, United States.

Research reports

  • Peeters C.  2015. The 2015 IT Oursourcing study for Belgium and Luxembourg. Whitelane Research. (42 p.)