Industry Trends in Engineering Offshoring
Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, Pratt School of Engineering; Stanford University - Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance
Ben A. Rissing
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Behavioral Policy Science (BPS)
Duke University - Department of Sociology - Director, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness
October 24, 2006
Engineering jobs are being offshored to countries like India and China, and the trend seems to be gaining momentum. It is not clear whether this will erode U.S competitiveness or provide long term benefit. What is clear is that there is insufficient independent research on this topic. Here, we delve into some of the offshoring experiences of leading American corporations. This report summarizes data collected from 78 division representatives at 58 U.S. based companies involved in engineering offshoring. We discuss their experiences in hiring engineers, the perception of the productivity and quality differences between U.S. engineers and those in China and India, and future trends in offshoring.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14
Keywords: Engineering, Offshoring, Globalizationworking papers series
Date posted: September 20, 2007
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