The Services Shift: Seizing the Ultimate Offshore Opportunity (paperback)

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Everyone's familiar with manufacturing offshoring by now. But a different phenomenon will soon drive even more powerful changes: the globalization of services. Until now, it's been virtually impossible to get a clear picture of what's going on, where, and why. Where are the jobs going? Which companies benefit -- or could benefit? How, exactly, does services offshoring work? Who makes a good partner? What are the public policy implications? The Services Shift answers all these questions and more, offering powerful...

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Overview

Everyone's familiar with manufacturing offshoring by now. But a different phenomenon will soon drive even more powerful changes: the globalization of services. Until now, it's been virtually impossible to get a clear picture of what's going on, where, and why. Where are the jobs going? Which companies benefit -- or could benefit? How, exactly, does services offshoring work? Who makes a good partner? What are the public policy implications? The Services Shift answers all these questions and more, offering powerful insights for managers, policymakers, and citizens alike. Two leading researchers reveal how services offshoring is working in both industries and individual companies, and show how to define and implement realistic services sourcing goals. You'll review the types of players involved in services offshoring, and understand its geographical centers, from China and India to Hungary, Russia, Morocco, Brazil, South Africa, and Mauritius. Drawing on detailed interviews with dozens of participants, the authors review the management skillsets associated with successful services offshoring. Next, they review policy initiatives in both developing and developed countries, and assess U.S. policy initiatives aimed at restricting offshoring. Next, they review policy initiatives in both developing and developed countries, and assess U.S. policy initiatives aimed at restricting offshoring. Finally, the authors preview emerging trends in services globalization.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133993516
  • Publisher: Pearson FT Press
  • Publication date: 8/8/2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert E. Kennedy is the Tom Lantos Professor of Business Administration, Director of the Global Initiative at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and Executive Director of the William Davidson Institute (WDI). He spent eight years at Harvard Business School, researching global strategy and teaching international business courses. He has consulted and invested venture capital throughout Europe and Asia.

Ajay Sharma is Research Manager for WDI’s Globalization of Services Initiative. In 1992, he joined Infosys as it was ramping up its offshore software development business. Later, he joined PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a technology consultant.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xv

About the Authors xix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Globalization of Services: What, Why, and When 17

Chapter 2: The Economics and Drivers of Offshoring 49

Chapter 3: Making It Real 89

Appendixes for Chapter 3 135

Appendix 3A 135

Locating a Task on the Process Decomposition Compass

Appendix 3B 136

Assessing the Feasibility, Value, and Risk of Potential Outsourcing Efforts

Appendix 3C 138

Assessing the “Offshoreability” of Potential Tasks and Processes

Appendix 3D 140

What’s Typically Covered in an SLA?

Chapter 4: The Supply Side 143

Chapter 5: Shifting Skill Sets 175

Chapter 6: The Services Shift: Policy Implications 199

Chapter 7: Looking Ahead 245

Appendixes for Chapter 4 263

Appendix 4A 263

Country Attractiveness

Appendix 4B 264

Country Notes

Appendix 4C 272

Country Profiles

Index 317

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  • Posted October 4, 2010

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    Nitty-gritty guide to "offshoring"

    Shipping U.S. manufacturing jobs to offshore destinations is already controversial, but what's happened so far is just the first wave of "offshoring," says globalization professor Robert E. Kennedy, writing with researcher Ajay Sharma. A far larger wave is cresting: service offshoring. This is problematic because services now account for a larger portion of the U.S. gross domestic product than manufacturing. Technology is making many high-value services fair game for offshoring. The first wave of service offshoring involved sending relatively low-value services, such as call centers, to India. But now firms are outsourcing even medical jobs, including radiology. This book tells managers why offshoring is moving up the service value chain, how to harness its benefits and what to do about its risks - though the authors might have paid more attention to the disappointing results some companies have derived from offshoring. Despite their stated political neutrality about offshoring, these experts do seem to favor it, as seen in their resigned treatment of job loss concerns and their optimism about the complexities of executing offshoring programs, though they acknowledge that they treat in scant pages procedural matters that have been the subject of entire books. getAbstract recommends their detailed, knowledgeable backgrounder to those who want a lot of very useful information about offshoring, while noting that it may not meet all the needs of managers who call for caution before setting sail.

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