Global Outsourcing of Professional Services

12 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2004  

Satwik Seshasai

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Amar Gupta

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Date Written: January 2004

Abstract

As a growing number of firms outsource more of their professional services across geographic and temporal boundaries, one is faced with a corresponding need to examine the long-term ramifications on business and society. Some persons are convinced that cost considerations should reign as the predominant decision-making factor; others argue that outsourcing means permanent job loss; and still others believe outsourcing makes U.S. goods and services more competitive in the global marketplace. We assert that if outsourcing options need to be analyzed in detail with critical objectivity in order to derive benefits for the concerned constituencies.

Suggested Citation

Seshasai, Satwik and Gupta, Amar, Global Outsourcing of Professional Services (January 2004). MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4456-04; Eller College Working Paper No. 1019-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=486128 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.486128

Satwik Seshasai (Contact Author)

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Amar Gupta

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