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Offshoring is the relocation of a business process from one country to another—typically an operational process, such as manufacturing, or supporting processes, such as accounting. Typically this refers to a company business, although state governments may also employ offshoring. Offshoring and outsourcing are not mutually inclusive: there can be one without the other. They can be intertwined offshore outsourcing , and can be individually or jointly, partially or completely reversed, involving terms such as reshoring , inshoring , and insourcing. Offshoring is when the offshored work is done by means of an internal captive delivery model. Imported services from subsidiaries or other closely related suppliers are included, whereas intermediate goods, such as partially completed cars or computers, may not be. Lower cost and increased corporate profitability are often the motivation, economists call this labor arbitrage.
In the ongoing discussion about offshoring in the computer and data-processing industries, the ACM report Globalization and Offshoring of Software addressed job shifts due to globalization in the software industry. But jobs represent only half of the labor and capital equation in business. Offshoring IP always accompanies offshoring jobs and, while less visible, may be a major driver of job transfer. The underlying economic model—involving ownership of profits, taxation, and compensation of workers from the revenue their products generate—has not been explicated and is largely unknown in the computer science community. This article presents the issue of software income allocation and the role IP plays in offshoring. It also tries to explain why computer experts lack insight into the economics of software, from investments made, to profits accumulated, to capital becoming available for investment in new projects and jobs.
Globalization and Offshoring of Software. A Report of the ACM Job Migration Task Force. Foreword. For the past six decades, the Association for Computing.
Access options available:. Such goods are usually produced under contract to a buyer from a developed country, the buyer managing design, marketing, and sales, while the seller handles production. Intermediate steps, such as accessing finance, technology, and raw materials, managing currency risks, and maintaining quality control, are shared between the buyer and the seller in special arrangements.
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. Below is the uncorrected machine-read text of this chapter, intended to provide our own search engines and external engines with highly rich, chapter-representative searchable text of each book. Programming The offshoring of software engineering, which is more requires less training than some other software work, and than three decades old, has been at the leading edge of the programmers, on average, earn less than software engineers offshoring of information-technology services. Over the past and computer scientists Table 3. Whereas software engi- decade, the pace of offshoring has increased dramatically. This report describes the evolution of the globalizing percent job growth for computer programmers.
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In the search for profits, software firms are globalizing their development activities. Some firms achieve greater profits by becoming more efficient, whereas others do so by reaching new markets; some do both. This paper creates an a priori typology of strategies based on the extent to which firms are focused on operational improvement or market access, have a dual focus or are unfocused. We find that firms with these strategies differ in degree of internationalization, organization of offshoring and performance outcomes related to offshoring. Market-oriented firms receive a greater proportion of their total revenue from sales outside the U.
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