OffShoring (ThoughtStorms)

Offshoring ... when work exported to cheaper countries with sufficiently educated work-forces. Often conflated with OutSourcing, subcontracting work to other (more specialist) companies. Currently big topic in US and the computer industry as now it's IT jobs and "knowledge work" which are being offshored.

Main Discussions

** OffShoringTheNextBigThing

** I have some thoughts on WhatCivilizedGovernmentsShouldDoAboutOffShoring

** OffshoringDebateWithGraham about off-shoring and skill-levels (See also BlairiteEducationPolicy)

** Software centric : FreeSoftwareAndOffShoring

** Nov 2003, rant on Tribe via Blog :

** ClassWarBetweenProductsAndServices

** It's LabourArbitrage

** The DigitalDeathRattleOfTheAmericanMiddleClass

** More :

** Essays by RaymondDonaldPairan on off-shoring


JohnSeelyBrown thinks TheOnlySustainableEdge is in making connections that help your organization learn. OffShoring is not about labour arbitrage but making connections with centres of greater knowledge.

See also : WiredSweatshops,






: *Five years from now, a significant portion of the Silicon Valley infrastructure -- venture capitalists, lawyers, advertising and marketing agencies, etc. - will have operations in Bangalore, helping local entrepreneurs move into global markets quickly. Many talented software engineers, trained in the leading-edge technologies by larger corporations, will be drawn by this infrastructure to leave their safe havens and build their own business. A vibrant community of software startups will drive the next wave of innovation in the city. *

See also :

CategoryEconomics, CategoryPolitics, CategoryWork