The Oxford Handbook of Offshoring and Global Employment

The Oxford Handbook of Offshoring and Global Employment

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The Oxford Handbook of Offshoring and Global Employment by Ashok Bardhan

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780199324057
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/09/2013
Series: Oxford Handbooks
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

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

Table of Contents


Editor's note

Section Ia: Globalization and Employment in the Developed World

1. The Global Lessons of Offshoring
Ashok Bardhan, Dwight Jaffee, and Cynthia 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 Crinò

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 Relation 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 and 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 Barry 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 in Brazil
Paulo Roberto Gião and Moacir de Miranda Oliveira Júnior

18. Evaluation of Russia's Attractiveness as an IT Offshoring Destination
Julia Kotlarsky, Natalia Levina, and 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?
Thomas Bernhardt and William Milberg

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 Passé 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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