Outsourcing America The True Cost of Shipping Jobs Overseas and What Can Be Done about It

ISBN-10: 0814408680
ISBN-13: 9780814408681
Edition: 2005
List price: $22.00
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 5/13/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

SONDRA CLARK is Silvana's 17-year-old daughter, an author in her own right, and a motivational speaker, as well as spokesperson for two businesses. Her many awards include the Next Step Super Teen 2007, the Fox TV National Kids Hero Award, the Nestle Very Best in Youth Award and, in 2001 and 2004, The Kids Hall of Fame Award. Sondra has appeared on CNN, Fox, QVC, Discovery Channel, and a total of 45 televised shows. She has authored 8 books.Hira is a recognized expert on outsourcing, and the only person to testify twice before Congress on its implications. He has appeared on national television and radio, and has been widely quoted in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Times of London and other publications.

Lou Dobbs, currently the host of Fox Business News Lou Dobbs Tonight, is a legendary broadcaster, bestselling author and one of the most respected and insightful voices on politics, economics, society, and business. For three decades, Dobbs has brought an unwavering American perspective to the most important issues of our day. Born in Texas and currently living in New Jersey, Dobbs is the New York Times bestselling author of Exporting America, War on the Middle Class and Independents Day: Awakening the American Spirit.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
What Outsourcing Means for America
Outsourcing Can't Be Ignored
What Actually Happens with Outsourcing
The Outsourcing Debate Is Misleading
Is Outsourcing Inevitable?
The Potential Impacts Are Far-Reaching
Why Outsourcing Is Fool's Gold for Companies
What the U.S. Can Do About Outsourcing
Conclusion
Outsourcing in a Larger Context
Free Trade Is Not Really "Free"
The Effects Can Vary Greatly
Understanding Historical Developments
Trading Jobs for Competitive Advantage
How Other Nations Handled Trade Competition
Conclusion
The Public Debate on Outsourcing Is Misleading
What Experts Say About Outsourcing
Open Proponents of Outsourcing
Critics of Outsourcing
Proponents' Reaction to Critics
Conclusion
Outsourcing of High-Wage Jobs
How Much Outsourcing Is Happening?
How Outsourcing Snowballs
A Lack of Government Monitoring
The Upward Trends in Offshore Outsourcing
Offshore Outsourcing in Other Developed Countries
Where the Jobs Are Heading
Why Companies Are Moving Jobs Overseas
Cost and Salary Differences
Domestic Outsourcing as a Strategy
Better or Unique Talent Overseas
No Penalty for Destroying U.S. Jobs
U.S. Tax Incentives
Technological Change
Access to Emerging Markets with Proactive Policies
Easier with Experience
U.S. Immigration Policies
Corporate Strategy that No Longer Includes Workers
Conclusion
The Far-Reaching Effects of Outsourcing on the U.S. Economy
The Long-Run Impacts on Economic Efficiency
The Impacts on U.S. Labor Demand
The Impacts on Types of Occupations and Education
The Threats to U.S. Technological Capacity
Conclusion
The Human Face of Outsourcing: The Impact on Individual Workers and Communities
The Immediate Impact on American Workers
The Long-Run Impact on American Workers
The Impact on Individuals
The Impact on Communities
The Indian-American Community: A Special Case
Conclusion
How Developing Countries Attract American Jobs
Why Software Companies Move Overseas
Outsourcing to India
The Rise of Indian Software
The Indian Diaspora Brought High-Tech Home
Why Bangalore? The Development of the Indian Software Cluster
The Indian Government's High-Tech Policies
An Overview of China's Proactive IT Policy
The Implications for Other Developing Countries
What's Down the Road?
Conclusion
Ten Policy Recommendations
Acknowledge that a Problem Exists
Gather the Right Data to Study the Problem
Reform U.S. Visa Policies that Encourage Offshore Outsourcing
Adopt More Pragmatic Approaches to Government Procurement
Overhaul Assistance Programs for Displaced Workers
Establish Better Protections for Workers
Train the Next Generation of Workers to Have Lifelong Marketable Skills
New Institutions Are Needed to Represent the Interests of Workers
Maintain Our Technological Leadership
Institute Trade Policies in the U.S. National Interest
Conclusion
Defining Outsourcing
Outsourcing
Offshore Outsourcing
Offshoring or Offshore Outsourcing
On-Site Offshore Outsourcing
Insourcing
Global Sourcing
Best-Shore, Near-Shore, All-Shore, etc.
Analysis of Key Outsourcing Studies
ITAA Study
Mann Report
McKinsey Report
Legislation Introduced Related to Outsourcing
Federal Legislation
State Legislation
Bibliography
Index

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