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Source Code China: The New Global Hub of IT (Information Technology) Outsourcing / Edition 1

Source Code China: The New Global Hub of IT (Information Technology) Outsourcing / Edition 1

by Cyrill Eltschinger


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ISBN-13: 9780470106969
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/05/2007
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.35(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Cyrill Eltschinger is CEO of I.T. UNITED, a strategic outsourcing firm that specializes in tailor-made technology solutions and staff augmentation IT services. The company today is one of the most trusted China-based outsourcing services providers, delivering cost-effective IT solutions to clients inside and outside China. He currently serves as Chairman of SwissCham China (Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce), is an industry subject expert for the Gerson Lehrman Group Technology Council, and is an advisor to several China government agencies. He is an avid aviator and was the first foreigner to be awarded a private pilot's license in China since 1949.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Outsourcing: The Most Important Management Trend Of The Last 75 Years.

Outsourcing As A Business Force.

Made In China.

Setting The Stage.

Chapter 2. Battle Of The Titans: The Global Outsourcing Landscape.

North America.


South America.

Africa And The Middle East.


BRIC Nations.

Chapter 3. China: Your Essential Shore.

Big Numbers From A Big Country.

Government And Politics.

Planes, Trains, And Automobiles.

Educating The Masses.

Your Essential Shore.

The Early Years.

Made In China.

From Pagers To Market Supremacy.

The Internet Arrives.

Not Yet A Green Light.

India Outsources To China.

Risks And Concerns.

Chapter 4. Strategies That Work.

What Works? What Is The Right Shore? What Is The Right Model?

Captive Versus Partner.


Dual-Shore Delivery.

Going Captive And Avoiding The Expat Trap.

Chapter 5. Ten Lessons Learned.

What Works Elsewhere Does Not Necessarily Work In China.

Develop A Vision Of The Future Beyond The Next Shareholder Meeting.

Establish The Right Partnerships From The Beginning.

Do Your Homework.

Commit For The Long Haul.

Prepare Yourself for an Unprecedented Speed Of Change.

Choose An Outsourcing Home City Based On...

People, People, People.

Never Give Up.

It Is All About Face.

Chapter 6. Winning The Talent War.

English Makes The World Go Round.

Recruiting Staff.

Salaries On The Rise.

Chinese Work Ethics.

Retaining Staff: Employee Retention And Loyalty Programs.

Chapter 7. China's Outsourcing Cities.











Chapter 8. IT Outsourcing, Business Process Outsourcing, And Knowledge Process Outsourcing In China.

Scope Of Outsourcing.

Global Outsourcing Options For Customers.

Advantages Of Outsourcing To China.

Disadvantages To Outsourcing To China.

Selection Of Vendor Partners.

Due Diligence of the Capabilities Of Vendors.

Importance Of Business Process Standards.

Importance Of Standards In BPO.

Application Of Standards To Different Process Types.

Process Selection For Outsourcing.

Chapter 9. China's Legal Framework.

Market Entry And Establishing A Business In China.

Intellectual Property Rights Protection.

Employment Issues.

Government Policy.

Currency And Taxation.

Dispute Resolution And Litigation.

Chapter 10. China 2020.

Pillar Of The Economy: Focus On The High-Tech Sector.

Growth Of The Services Sector.

Satisfying A Fast Growing Global IT And Business Processes Services Demand.

Overseas Promotions Leap Forward.

Stable China Market Economic Prospects.

Rise Of Globalization:  In The Front Row.

China 2020: Wild Cards.

Appendix A. Exclusive Survey of Selected Cities in Cooperation with MOFCOM. 

Appendix B. Case Studies.

Appendix C. Contact Information For Major Government Offices, Outsourcing Centers, And Online Resources.


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