The Oxford Handbook of Offshoring and Global Employment

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-05-08
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The Oxford Handbook of Offshoring and Global Employment deals with a key issue of our time - How do globalization, economic growth and technological developments interact to impact employment? The book brings together eminent authors from a wide range of countries around the world, drawing on their diverse academic and policymaking backgrounds, and specific national or regional settings to assess how global economic changes have affected employment opportunities. The book is unique in a number of ways - It has a global reach, presenting analyses and viewpoints from both developed and developing countries, from all continents; its timing and context is particularly instructive, since most papers are located in the aftermath of the global financial crisis; and it addresses a wide range of questions-How do different types of offshoring and global linkages impact employment? How is the skill mix of the labor force impacted by globalization? How do institutional structures and regulations influence the outcome of globalization in developed and developing countries? Individual chapters analyze how the impact of global linkages on national economies is mediated through a number of structural aspects of the economy - its institutional and industrial structure, its resource base, its predominant firm type, its comparative advantage, and its regulatory practices. The chapters in the book cover both manufacturing and services sectors, and many chapters also address policy issues regarding innovation and job creation.

Table of Contents

Editor's note

Section Ia: Globalization and Employment in the Developed World
1 Offshoring and Employment: A Global Look at a Global Issue
Ashok Bardhan, Dwight Jaffee, and Cynthia A. Kroll

2 On Technical Progress and the Gains and Losses from Outsourcing
Ralph E. Gomory and William J. Baumol

3 Services Offshoring and Labor Demand in Europe
Rosario Crino

4 Services Offshoring and the Relative Demand for White-collar Workers in German Manufacturing
Deborah Winkler

5 The Sector Bias of Offshoring: Empirical Importance for Labor-Market Implications
Daniel Horgos

6 How Much Does Offshoring Matter? Evolution of Imports and their Relationship to Profits, Labor and Firms Strategies in France 1990-2009
Fabien Besson, Cédric Durand, and Sébastien Miroudot

Section Ib: Small, Developed and Open Economies
7 The Welfare State as an Investment Strategy: Denmark's Flexicurity Policies
Arthur Daemmrich and Thomas Bredgaard

8 The Impact of Overseas R&D on Domestic R&D Employment
Matthias Deschryvere & Jyrki Ali-Yrkkö

9 The impact of offshoring by services firms on a country's comparative advantage
Désirée van Gorp and Desirée van Welsum

Section II: Other Developed Countries

10 Offshoring and Japanese Firms
Eiichi Tomiura, Banri Ito, and Ryuhei Wakasugi

11 Offshoring by Japanese Small and Medium Enterprises
Yasuyuki Todo

12 Trade in Middle Products between South Korea and China: A survey on the extent of Offshore Production-sharing
Gouranga Das and Hongyul Han

13 Offshoring, Inward Investment and Export Performance in Ireland
Frank Berry and Adele Bergin

14 Offshoring Higher Education: The Australian Experience
Christopher Ziguras

Section III: The BRIC Countries
15 Employment Expansion in Globalization: How Is China Responding to the Change in Comparative Advantage?
Cai Fang, Du Yang, Wang Meiyan, and Qu Yue

16 The changing character of Indian offshore ICT services provision, 1985-2010
Balaji Parthasarathy

17 Offshoring Strategy in Subsidiaries of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in Brazil
Paulo Roberto Giăo and Moacir de Miranda Oliveira Júnior

18 Evaluation of Russia's Attractiveness as IT Offshoring Destination
Julia Kotlarsky, Natalia Levina, Katerina Kuraksina

Section IV: Other Parts of the Developing World
19 Job Quality in Offshored Business Services
Naj Ghosheh and Jon Messenger

20 Does Industrial Upgrading Generate Employment and Wage Gains?
William Milberg and Thomas Bernhardt

21 Regional Competitiveness in the Latin American Offshore Services Value Chain
Karina Fernandez-Stark, Penny Bamber and Gary Gereffi

22 Are NAFTA and Export-Oriented Industrialization Passe for Mexico's Economy? Global Lessons
Enrique Dussel Peters

23 Kenya's IT-Enabled Services and Employment Consequences of Offshore Linkages
Bob Bell

24 Industrial strategy, offshoring and employment promotion in South Africa
Miriam Altman


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