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Offshore Outsourcing

Georg Erber*, Aida Sayed-Ahmed**
2005 Intereconomics. Review of European Economic Policy  
Article Offshore outsourcing: A global shift in the present IT industry Intereconomics Suggested Citation: Erber, Georg; Sayed-Ahmed, Aida (2005) : Offshore outsourcing: A global shift in the present  ...  Offshore outsourcing is currently changing the business models of IT companies and can be seen as a key force in the new post-dot-com era of the global IT industry.  ...  It is also challenging for employers in the IT industry who have to communicate their offshore visions to staff, risking negative impacts on workers' morale and productivity and even backlash effects on  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10272-005-0141-8 fatcat:ps5fowhifzexpnjiesishtrapm

Surviving Outsourcing and Offshoring

Jenni Virtaluoto, Annalisa Sannino, Yrjö Engeström
2016 Journal of business and technical communication  
Major trends, such as outsourcing and offshoring, and field-specific factors, such as the advent of content management systems, have fundamentally changed technical communication in recent years.  ...  and the downsizing of major employers are currently coinciding.  ...  Declaration of conflicting interests The authors declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1050651916651908 fatcat:j3mz42w3d5d6bbcfrgwsgs66l4

Measuring Offshore Outsourcing and Offshoring: Problems for Economic Statistics

Susan N. Houseman
2009 Employment Research  
out of U.S. manufacturing. 1 Although the apparent growth of offshore outsourcing and offshoring of intermediate goods and services has spurred a heated debate over its effects on the U.S. economy and  ...  Another set will focus on possible biases resulting from offshore outsourcing and offshoring in specifi c industries.  ... 
doi:10.17848/1075-8445.16(1)-1 fatcat:srv6nea5gzganpp5njmgxeepwu

Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Productivity Measurement in Manufacturing

Susan N. Houseman
2006 Social Science Research Network  
The effects of outsourcing and offshoring on manufacturing and aggregate productivity measurement, I argue, warrant further study, and productivity measures should be interpreted with caution.  ...  Because of gaps in existing surveys and methodological problems with the computation of productivity measures, outsourcing and offshoring result in an overstatement of labor productivity and multifactor  ...  Second, outsourcing and offshoring place downward pressure on the wages of many Americans.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.929110 fatcat:lu267xuconaklm65hxrgav3dh4

Offshoring-Outsourcing and Onshoring Tradeoffs: The Impact of Coronavirus on Global Supply Chain [chapter]

George William Kajjumba, Oluka Pross Nagitta, Faisal A. Osra, Marcia Mkansi
2020 Outsourcing and Offshoring [Working Title]  
In the process of offshoring- outsourcing, companies and nations have become interdependent in their efforts to bridge the supply chain network.  ...  Hence, the tendency away from offshoring and outsourcing to onshoring production. COVID-19 has elicited that countries need to invest in an onshore business if they are to remain afloat.  ...  Acknowledgements We gratefully acknowledge Retha Burger for her suggestions and language editing. We also thank the editor and anonymous reviewers for their thorough review and constructive comments.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.95281 fatcat:l6nx5rv57racxjijq6q4s6wwua

Small Firms and Offshore Software Outsourcing

Erran Carmel, Brian Nicholson
2005 Journal of Global Information Management  
It seems surprising that small firms engage in offshore outsourcing given that they lack the resources that large firms possess to overcome the difficulties involved.  ...  Then, using our field data from small client firms (in the United States and the United Kingdom), intermediaries, and offshore vendors, we analyze the mitigation approaches that reduce transaction costs  ...  ("Nasscom Indian IT Industry: A Success Story," 2004) .  ... 
doi:10.4018/jgim.2005070103 fatcat:zt5crz4mlzcuhi3j6mepn4ijjy

US versus Them: Mass Attitudes toward Offshore Outsourcing

Edward D. Mansfield, Diana C. Mutz
2013 World Politics  
However, based on a representative national survey of Americans conducted in 2007 and 2009, the distribution of preferences on these two issues appears to be quite different.  ...  This article examines the origins of attitudes toward outsourcing, focusing on the extent to which it reflects (1) the economic vulnerabilities of individuals; (2) the information they receive about outsourcing  ...  about it and perceive that it already has had vast effects. moreover, Americans tend to view outsourcing in terms of in-group/out-group dynamics. for many individuals, the "out" in outsourcing seems to  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0043887113000191 fatcat:dndqrwpf4zbgneui4ebq5ahc6i

The politics and economics of offshore outsourcing

N. Gregory Mankiw, Phillip Swagel
2006 Journal of Monetary Economics  
and the effects it has on the economy.  ...  It might be difficult to know in advance the changes in relative demands set into motion by future offshore outsourcing.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jmoneco.2006.05.009 fatcat:lmcuyuaq3bggfc7f5rhf5lg3oa

Offshore Outsourcing: New Spin Or Same Old Business

Sudesh M. Duggal, Carl Simkonis
2007 Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology  
However, with the current trends of Offshore Outsourcing high tech and high paying employment, the questions arise: why go into these fields at all.  ...  The current economic expansion, we are currently experiencing, is a unique one. It has not created jobs; nor has it added to real wage growth.  ...  Throughout this inquiry, we will show how and why this has happened. We will further offer a different scenario of the future drawing from our observations of the technological industries.  ... 
doi:10.28945/947 fatcat:4svflnmt2begljpihuvbobmjvm

The Politics and Economics of Offshore Outsourcing

N. Gregory Mankiw, Phillip Swagel
2006 Social Science Research Network  
and the effects it has on the economy.  ...  It might be difficult to know in advance the changes in relative demands set into motion by future offshore outsourcing.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.912528 fatcat:2xcbjhhhdrd23cwoqmzlc6xfty

Offshore Outsourcing: Risks, Challenges, and Potential Solutions

Tejaswini Herath, Rajiv Kishore
2009 Information systems management  
In such situations, the client must pay its current supplier whatever price the supplier demands in the future.  ...  Future research in BSC application to outsourcing is required for deeper understanding of how this measurement mechanism can be used effectively in IT outsourcing contexts.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10580530903245549 fatcat:ujacijz3hfadxcmisknjic4yqu

Operational Capabilities Development in Mediated Offshore Software Services Models [chapter]

Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa, Ji-Ye Mao
2017 Outsourcing and Offshoring Business Services  
The paper expands theoretical and empirical understanding of capabilities development in the mediated offshore outsourcing model whereby a small or a medium-sized firm delivers offshore software services  ...  We focused on client-specific, process, and human resources capabilities that have been previously associated with vendor success.  ...  Yet, the literature on information technology (IT) offshoring as well as outsourcing of IT services more generally has largely focused on customers (particularly in the US and Europe) (e.g., Lacity, 2000  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-52651-5_8 fatcat:lqfiiisy7beglhfftw2chdmhfm

Printing industry offshoring: perspectives from US based printers

Sandra Rothenberg, Ron Hira, Zhi Tang
2008 Strategic Outsourcing  
Purpose -This paper aims to report on how US printers perceive offshoring trends in the printing industry, and explore how they are responding to its opportunities and challenges.  ...  To respond to the threat of offshore outsourcing, printers are trying to either focus on "safe" products, introduce new services, or offshore themselves.  ...  While only a small number of firms were engaged in offshore outsourcing, many are considering it as an option for the future.  ... 
doi:10.1108/17538290810857475 fatcat:vaokh4bdkzacdcih4zdoibmjay

Offshore Outsourcing: A Dynamic Causal Model of Counteracting Forces

2005 Journal of Management Information Systems  
Pfannenstein, L.L., and Tsai, R.J. Offshore outsourcing: Current and future effects on American IT industry. /nformation Systems Management, 21, 4 (2004), 72-80. 34. Richardson, G.P.  ...  American Demographics, 26, 5 (2004), 42-43. 18. Grover, V.; Cheon, M.J.; and Teng, J.T.C. The effect of service quality and partnership on the outsourcing of information systems functions.  ... 
doi:10.1080/07421222.2005.11045850 fatcat:67cbvjpyuneg5ljciemnbobnxa

Economics of Offshore IT Outsourcing: An International Trade Perspective

Bijoy Bordoloi, Anne Powell
2013 Technology and Investment  
Is offshore outsourcing really bad for the US economy? If yes, why did so many US companies, including IT companies, start outsourcing to begin with and still continue to do so?  ...  In recent times, offshore outsourcing of Information Technology (IT) products and services, including software development and maintenance activities, has been an issue of much controversy in the United  ...  Headlines such as "A Greater Threat than Terrorism: Outsourcing the American Economy," [4] or "Negative Effects Outsourcing has on Companies," [5] are common.  ... 
doi:10.4236/ti.2013.44032 fatcat:7aafpjbbkfd3jbh4deq5yrbhlq
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