Evolving Relationship between Law, Offshoring of Professional Services, Intellectual Property, and International Organizations
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
David A. Gantz
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law
University of Arizona
affiliation not provided to SSRN
August 29, 2007
This paper covers four issues. First, it examines evolving international conventions to determine whether countries, especially developed countries, can take any steps to inhibit offshoring with the objective of protecting jobs in their respective countries. Second, it looks at statistics from independent sources to see if outsourcing exceeds insourcing, or vice versa, in the case of the US. Third, it looks at trends in outsourcing in the legal arena. Fourth, it looks at the intellectual property aspects of outsourcing and presents a long-term vision on how this ticklish issue is likely to be addressed in the long-term.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 25
Keywords: Outsourcing, offshoring, legal aspects of outsourcing, intellectual property, 24-Hour Knowledge Factory, global development teams, insourcing, net economic benefits, national policy, international conventions, World Trade Organization (WTO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Date posted: August 30, 2007
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