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Rethinking Outsourcing and Offshoring

Thursday, January 24, 2013

After decades of sending jobs abroad, a number of companies are now rethinking their offshoring and outsourcing strategies. The Economist magazine’s Tamzin Booth joins us from Davos, Switzerland, to talk about how things are changing and why.

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Tamzin Booth

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Comments [7]

peter from vancouver

i think a big factor is that offshoring is now a political issue. companies that are reshoring are doing it in part to quell public discontent about losing american jobs; this damages their brand (apple comes to mind).

Jan. 24 2013 01:50 PM
sanych

@John A

buddies, buddies, buddies... when you type while listening and doing tons of other things these type of things happen.

Jan. 24 2013 01:41 PM
John A

GE in the 80's was very much "Automate, Emigrate or Evaporate". It was all about money ('return on shareholder value'). It is interesting to grow and see the Magatrends as just the passing fancies of a few flawed individuals.
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But what is a 'Jack Welch body', commenter?

Jan. 24 2013 01:36 PM

(can't they find some very strong and gullible martians, who eat only plastic shopping bags as payment, to do our crap?)

Jan. 24 2013 01:33 PM
sanych

What a load of crap!

JAck Welch was the worst thing that happened to GE stock. The only people who benefited were Jack Welch and his bodies.

Jan. 24 2013 01:30 PM
sanych

Can't wait for the news from the Masters of the Universe...

Inshoring? Unlimited importation of poor geniuses?

Tell us, Tom Friedman...

Jan. 24 2013 01:23 PM

By 2001 consultants knew that outsourcing services was a zero sum game, excluding one's fees. The problem was by then, these same consultants had become hopelessly addicted to third world hotel massages.

Curse you, oh doublet of sirens, Nikko and Sofitel, evermore plush and informed!

Jan. 24 2013 12:39 PM

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