Offshoring


Offshoring requires an awareness of cultural and legal differences and the risks associated with outsourcing in general. The concept will help business professionals to better understand this practice, its benefits and capabilities. It also offers some practical guidance and critical success factors.

Technique Overview

Offshoring Definition

Offshoring is the practice of relocating business activities, including jobs, to a location outside the home country of operation (Garner, 2004; Jagersma and van Gorp, 2007).

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  • Berry, J. (2006) Offshoring Opportunities. Wiley, New Jersey.
  • Cooke, F.L. and Budhwar, P. (2009) HR Offshoring and Outsourcing: Research Issues for IHRM. In P. Sparrow (Ed.), Handbook of International Human Resource Management: Integrating People, Process and Context. John Wiley: Chichester, UK.
  • Garner, C.A. (2004) Offshoring in the Service Sector: Economic Impact and Policy Issues, Economic Review, Vol. 89(3), pp. 5-37.
  • Jagersma, K.P. and van Gorp, D.M. (2007) Redefining the Paradigm of Global Competition: Offshoring of Service Firms. Business Strategy Series, Vol. 8(1), p. 35.

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