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Outsourcing America : what's behind our national crisis and how we can reclaim American jobs

Author: Ron Hira; Anil Hira
Publisher: New York : American Management Association, ©2005.
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Publisher description: Outsourcing America reveals how much outsourcing is taking place, what its impact is and will be, and what can be done about the loss of jobs. The book shows how outsourcing is part of the historical economic shifts toward globalism and free trade, and demonstrates the impact of outsourcing on individual lives and communities. The authors discuss policies that countries like India and China  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Hira; Anil Hira
ISBN: 0814408680 9780814408681
OCLC Number: 57001705
Description: xvii, 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. What outsourcing means for America --
Outsourcing can't be ignored --
What actually happens with outsourcing --
The outsourcing debate is misleading --
Is outsourcing inevitable? --
The potential impacts are far-reaching --
Why outsourcing is fool's gold for companies --
What the U.S. can do about outsourcing --
Conclusion --
ch. 2. Outsourcing in a larger context --
Free trade is not really "free" --
The effects can vary greatly --
Understanding historical developments --
Trading jobs for competitive advantage --
How other nations handled trade competition --
Conclusion --
ch. 3. The public debate on outsourcing is misleading --
What experts say about outsourcing --
Open proponents of outsourcing --
Critics of outsourcing --
Proponents' reaction to critics --
Conclusion --
ch. 4. Outsourcing of high-wage jobs --
How much outsourcing is happening? --
How outsourcing snowballs --
A lack of government monitoring --
The upward trends in offshore outsourcing --
Offshore outsourcing in other developed countries --
Where the jobs are heading --
ch. 5. Why companies are moving jobs overseas --
Reason #1 : cost and salary differences --
Reason #2 : domestic outsourcing as a strategy --
Reason #3 : better or unique talent overseas --
Reason #4 : no penalty for destroying U.S. jobs --
Reason #5 : U.S. tax incentives --
Reason #6 : technological change --
Reason #7 : access to emerging markets with proactive policies --
Reason #8 : easier with experience --
Reason #9 : U.S. immigration policies --
Reason #10 : corporate strategy that no longer includes workers --
Conclusion. ch. 6. The far-reaching effects of outsourcing on the U.S. economy --
The long-run impacts on economic efficiency --
The impacts on U.S. labor demand --
The impacts on types of occupations and education --
The threats to U.S. technological capacity --
Conclusion --
ch. 7. The human face of outsourcing : the impact on individual workers and communities --
The immediate impact on American workers --
The long-run impact on American workers --
The impact on individuals --
The impact on communities --
The Indian-American community : a special case --
Conclusion --
ch. 8. How developing countries attract American jobs --
Why software companies move overseas --
Outsourcing to India --
The rise of Indian software --
The Indian diaspora brought high-tech home --
Why Bangalore? : the development of the Indian software cluster --
The Indian government's high-tech policies --
An overview of China's proactive IT policy --
The implications for other developing countries --
What's down the road? --
Conclusion. ch. 9. Ten policy recommendations --
1. Acknowledge that a problem exits --
2. Gather the right date to study the problem --
3. Reform U.S. visa policies that encourage offshore outsourcing --
4. Adopt more pragmatic approaches to government procurement --
5. Overhaul assistance programs for displaced workers --
6. Establish better protections for workers --
7. Train the next generation of workers to have lifelong marketable skills --
8. New institutions are needed to represent the interests of workers --
9. Maintain our technological leadership --
10. Institute trade policies in the U.S. national interest --
Conclusion --
Appendix A. Defining outsourcing --
Outsourcing --
Offshore outsourcing --
Offshoring or offshore outsourcing --
On-site offshore outsourcing --
Insourcing --
Global sourcing --
Best-shore, near-shore, all-shore, etc. --
Appendix B. Analysis of key outsourcing studies --
ITAA Study --
Mann Report --
McKinsey Report --
Appendix C. Legislation introduced related to outsourcing --
Federal legislation --
State legislation.
Responsibility: Ron Hira and Anil Hira.
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