Both IBM and HP are big foreign outsourcers and have taken their PR lumps accordingly. But methinks Rollins was stretching the truth when he suggested Dell was following a different path. Fact is that the company has long had factories and support centers in other … Read more
"Myths and Realities of Globalization," compiled by Lori Kletzer of the economics department at the University of California at Santa Cruz, concludes that the least vulnerable professions are in building maintenance; health-care support; education and libraries; construction and extraction; and transportation.
The positions most likely to get hit by overseas outsourcing? Military services; farm, fish and forestry; computers and mathematics; life, physical and social sciences; legal; and architecture and engineering.
I had been spending a lot of time thinking about the future of offshore outsourcing when one Yuta Tabuse turned up on my personal radar.
For those of you who are not hoops fanatics, Tabuse is a 5-foot-9-inch reserve who plays for the Phoenix Suns. Tabuse also happens to be the first Japanese national to make the roster of a National Basketball Association club.
As a fellow 5-foot-9er, I'm pulling for the diminutive point guard, though it makes no difference whether Tabuse goes down in NBA annals … Read more
With John Kerry out of the picture, the Indian consensus is that the prevailing trade winds (political, of course) out of the United States aren't likely to dramatically shift when it comes to overseas outsourcing. Kiran Karnik, president of India's National Association of Software and Service Companies disclosed at a New Dehli press conference on Thursday that some technology firms have been slow to sign or announce deals with local firms … Read more
Would John Kerry have done significantly more to protect jobs -- to the point where the government put roadblocks in the way of U.S. corporations seeking to transfer jobs across the ocean? Again, not likely. Kerry paid lip service to shore up support from organized labor but he wasn't going to do anything radical. The presidential campaign debate was defined … Read more
The local correspondent for Agence France Press quotes Amit Verma, an economist at the Confederation of Indian Industry, saying that Bush's "return to power would be good for India as he is for outsourcing to low-cost countries like India."
Business sentiment on the sub-continent notwithstanding, the votes of Indian Americans remain up for grabs … Read more
In a column urging Indian Americans to support George Bush, Wilson writes that "Indian Americans know the outsourcing issue is one that has been created by Democrats for political gain at their expense." Maybe Wilson really believes what he's saying. But the offshore outsourcing controversy, which predates the elections, actually has more to do with structural changes in the U.… Read more
News flash -- not.
Silicon Valley has long supported the Bush administration's argument that the free flow of labor and capital around the globe ultimately benefits the U.S. economy.
So it is that of the 300 businessmen responding to the poll, nearly 47 percent said a Bush victory would result in more U.S. companies moving jobs overseas. About 43 percent said a second Bush term would have no impact while approximately 11 per cent … Read more