12 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2004
Date Written: January 2004
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: 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
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