and Offshoring: Whitepapers and Research
Here we present select research articles and whitepapers
on Offshoring and Outsourcing. If you find an article that you
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and Public Fear: Assessing the Real Threat to Jobs:
A new Reason Foundation report shows the offshore outsourcing
monster that American workers fear, and politicians are drafting
legislation to defend against, has been greatly exaggerated.
Between 1996 and 2003, offshore outsourcing was responsible
for just 0.9 percent of the jobs lost in mass layoffs in the
United States. The study says a more imminent threat to jobs
is outforcing, poor policies coupled with high tax rates that
force companies to seek out friendlier business climates -
Offshore Outsourcing Resource Center
Offshore Road to Serfdom: Reason's Adrian Moore and
Ted Balaker examine the offshore outsourcing ruckus and bring
a little reality to the discussion by examining the economics,
the real job creation going on, and the issue of government
is a Natural Force in Free Markets: Jeff Singer, surgeon
and adjunct scholar with Reason, points out how outsourcing
has benefited health care and why we can expect similar benefits
in the whole economy.
and Implementing Outsourced Projects: Management of
IT projects executed from offshore destinations has brought
a lot of attention to offshoring, which is being recognized
as a megatrend in some quarters. There is an increasing focus
on managing and executing IT projects with geographically
and culturally dispersed teams. Best practices, theories and
a body of knowledge on managing projects are well established,
but there is a distinct void when it comes to the practices
of managing offshored projects. Emerging research on successful
working models, practices, and the application of strategies
and operational tactics are expected to reinforce the body
of knowledge. - Advice by Mohan Babu (COMPUTERWORLD)
Lore: Jeff Taylor divulges the myths and facts of
Beef: Large high-tech companies like Intel that don't
retain their core competencies in the U.S., even as they shift
grunt work overseas, will not be in business for very long,
with or without foreign competition
the Offshoring Challenge: According to the Progressive
Policy Institute, neither the right's "get cheap"
agenda nor the left's inclination to erect walls makes sense.
Instead, the offshoring challenge requires an aggressive three-part
Third Way agenda to help the U.S. economy adapt and innovate.
Brief History of Outsourcing: For some, globalization
is about opening up free trade between countries increasing
globalization helps to create opportunities for nations and
benefits workers in both rich and poor countries. For others,
globalization is yet another way for the rich to line their
pockets at the expense of the poor a non-sustainable
system that excludes developing nations. Whichever opinion,
there is much history for globalized trade.