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This paper provides an introduction to a special issue on the offshoring of service and knowledge work. Brief descriptions are provided for 13 papers that fall into three categories including strategic and organizational issues, global and knowledge supply chain issues, and tactical issues. The intent of this special issue was to provide a venue for presenting numerous perspectives on the operational and cross‐disciplinary challenges and opportunities in the area of service and knowledge offshoring.


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© Elsevier. DOI: 0.1016/j.jom.2007.03.003. Final version published as: Youngdahl, W., Ramaswamy, K., & Verma, R. (2008). Exploring new research frontiers in offshoring knowledge and service processes. Journal of Operations Management, 26(2), 135-140. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.