Pros and Cons of Outsourcing & Offshoring, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

While it may sound simple in principle, the barriers to outsourcing and offshoring can be significant.  To begin with, it is politically sensitive.  Political candidates sometimes state that companies that practice offshoring are all but evil, under the theory that they are depriving local workers of jobs.  Consequently, U.S. and European corporations that use offshored services providers often prefer to keep it quiet.  In addition, both offshoring and outsourcing create challenges for corporate management, which may include loss of control, quality issues, lack of flexibility and customer or labor backlash.  It is not uncommon for companies to be quite disappointed…

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