- Consulting Editors
- List of Contributors
- Editors’ note
- The Global Lessons of Offshoring
- On Technical Progress and the Gains and Losses from Outsourcing
- Service Offshoring and Labor Demand in Europe
- Services Offshoring and the Relative Demand for White-collar Workers in German Manufacturing
- The Sector Bias of Offshoring: Empirical Importance for Labor-market Implications
- How Much Does Offshoring Matter?: Evolution of Imports and their Relation to Profits, Labor, and Firms’ Strategies in France, 1990–2009
- The Welfare State as an Investment Strategy: Denmark’s Flexicurity Policies
- The Impact of Overseas R&D on Domestic R&D Employment
- The Impact of Offshoring by Service Firms on a Country’s Comparative Advantage
- Offshoring and Japanese Firms
- Offshoring of Japanese Small and Medium Enterprises
- Trade in Middle Products between South Korea and China: A Survey on the Extent of Offshore Production Sharing
- Offshoring, Inward Investment, and Export Performance in Ireland
- Offshoring Higher Education: The Australian Experience
- Employment Expansion in Globalization: How Is China Responding to the Change in Comparative Advantage?
- The Changing Character of Indian Offshore ICT Services Provision, 1985–2010
- Offshoring Strategy in Subdsidiaries of Multinational Corporations in Brazil
- Evaluation of Russia’s Attractiveness as an IT Offshoring Destination
- Job Quality in Offshored Business Services
- Does Industrial Upgrading Generate Employment and Wage Gains?
- Regional Competitiveness in the Latin America Offshore Services Value Chain
- Are NAFTA and Export-oriented Industrialization Passé for Mexico’s Economy? Global Lessons
- Kenya’s IT-Enabled Services and Employment Consequences of Offshore Linkages
- Industrial Strategy, Offshoring, and Employment Promotion in South Africa
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter provides an overview of the present volume. It first sets out the book’s purpose and objective—to examine how globalization and technological change interact to impact employment, the key politico-economic variable of interest globally—followed by a description of the scope, organization, and content. It then outlines the implications that stand out from the various contributions. Finally, it considers whether there are any lessons for policy making in the United States, the center of the offshoring phenomenon.
Ashok Bardhan is a Senior Research Associate at the Fisher Center for Urban Economics, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
Dwight M. Jaffee is a Professor of Finance and Real Estate at the University of California, Berkeley.
Cynthia A. Kroll is a Senior Regional Economist and Executive Director for Staff Research at Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
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