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Offshoring is when work is exported to cheaper countries with sufficiently educated work-forces. OutSourcing is subcontracting work to other (more specialist) companies.

But people often use these terms interchangeably.

Main Discussions

  • /ArgumentsAgainst
  • Strategies for coping / avoiding

** 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

  • How bad might it be?

** It's LabourArbitrage

** The DigitalDeathRattleOfTheAmericanMiddleClass

** More :

** Essays by RaymondDonaldPairan on off-shoring

Contrast :

In other words, this is another version of FourthGenerationWar's GrandStrategy which focuses on strengthening connections to centres of stability and order, and loosening them to centres of disorder. So Seely Brown thinks you strengthen connections to centres of innovation.

(See also : SocialOriginOfGoodIdeas and RecommendationArchitecture)

See also : WiredSweatshops


Outsourcing in Canada (OnCanada) :

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