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Outsourcing, Offshoring, Offshore Outsourcing - What's the Difference?
- Outsourcing and offshoring are two related, but distinct topics. Outsourcing is the movement of an internal business function to an external company, regardless of the location of the company. Offshoring is the movement of an internal business function to another country, regardless of whether it stays in the same company or not. Offshore outsourcing is the combination of the two, the movement of an internal business function to both another company and another country. The terms are not synonymous and none should be removed considering the various issues concerning the various combinations of these topics. Vicissidude 22:14, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
Strongly agree with merging this with Offshoring. The issues related to offshore outsourcing are better presented to readers when discussed together with offshoring. Strom 23:35, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
Outsourcing and offshoring are two different things. They don't necesseraly go together. Hence Offshore outsourcing is a separate phenomenon, I think it deserves a separate article.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Matacob (talk • contribs) 13:31, 27 January 2007
- My impression was also that offshore outsourcing and Offshoring could be merged. But if they are not, the relationship between the two should at least be clarified in both (Tophee1 (talk) 22:14, 4 November 2012 (UTC))
There is no consensus for a merge here (or even a decent proposal). as has been said, these are different subjects, related by similar wording; but we wouldn't (I hope) merge "House" and "House-keeper" (or "House Martin", or "House (TV Series)") because of that. And the relationship between them is explained already in the introduction, but I'll tweak it to make it clearer. Moonraker12 (talk) 07:48, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
- There's no “presumably” about it: Check Help:Merge for reasons why a merge might be useful, and if so, how to go about proposing one. But there hasn't been a consensus on it so far (see above). Moonraker12 (talk) 07:51, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
List of sources
This list of sources, without any footnotes, has been in the article since 2008, labelled as "a sprinkling of some of the better stuff" within the body of research on outsourcing. It needs reviewing; please reinsert those entries, if any, that are still useful and add footnotes in the text. --bonadea contributions talk 13:26, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
From the McKinsey Global Institute
“Offshoring: Is It a Win-Win Game?”, August 2003
“New Horizons: Multinational Company Investment in Developing Economies”, October 2003
“Can Germany Win from Offshoring?”, Diana Farrell, July 2004
“Exploding the Myths of Offshoring”, Martin Baily and Diana Farrell, July 2004
From the Boston Consulting Group
“China: The Pursuit of Competitive Advantage and Profitable Growth”, July 2003
“Capturing Global Advantage”, April 2004
From the Offshoring Research Network
“A Dynamic Perspective on Next-Generation Offshoring: The Global Sourcing of Science and Engineering Talent”, Stephan Manning, Silvia Massini and Arie Y. Lewin, in: Academy of Management Perspectives, Vol. 22, No.3, October 2008, 35-54.
“Offshoring 2.0: Contracting Knowledge and Innovation to Expand Global Capabilities”, Vinaj Couto, Mahadeva Mani, Vikas Sehgal, Arie Y. Lewin, Stephan Manning and Jeff W. Russell, Duke University and Booz & Co., 2008.
“Next Generation Offshoring: The Globalization of Innovation”, Arie Y. Lewin and Vinaj Couto, Duke University and Booz Allen Hamilton, 2006.
From The Brookings Institution
“Offshoring Service Jobs: Bane or Boon - and What to Do?”, Lael Brainard and Robert Litan, April 2004
“Offshoring, Import Competition, and the Jobless Recovery”, Charles Schultze, August 2004
“The Outsourcing Bogeyman”, Daniel Drezner, Foreign Affairs, May/June 2004
“Hardheaded Optimism About Globalisation”, Amar Bhide, Columbia University, forthcoming
From the Bureau of Labour Statistics
“Occupational Employment Projections to 2012”, Daniel Hecker, Monthly Labour Review, February 2004
“The 1988-2000 Employment Projections: How Accurate Were They?”, by Andrew Alpert and Jill Auyer, Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Spring 2003
“3.3m US Services Jobs To Go Offshore”, John McCarthy, November 2002
“Low-Cost Global Delivery Model Showdown”, John McCarthy, August 2004
“Two Speed Europe: Why 1 Million Jobs Will Move Offshore”, Andrew Parker, August 2004
From Other Research
“The New Wave of Outsourcing”, Ashok Deo Bardham and Cynthia Kroll, University of California at Berkeley, Fisher Centre for Real Estate and Urban Economics Research Report, Fall 2003
“Globalisation of IT Services and White Collar Jobs: The Next Wave of Productivity Growth”, Catherine Mann, Institute for International Economics, December 2003