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Fear of Service Outsourcing :, Is It Justified?, Mary Amiti, Shang-Jin Wei

The recent media and political attention on service outsourcing from developed to developing countries gives the impression that outsourcing is exploding. As a result, workers in industrial countries are anxious about job losses. This paper aims to establish what are the hypes and what are the facts. The results show that although service outsourcing has been steadily increasing it is still very low, and that in the United States and many other industrial countries "insourcing" is greater than outsourcing. Using the United Kingdom as a case study, we find that job growth at a sectoral level is not negatively related to service outsourcing
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. WHAT�S IN A NAME?""; ""III. RELATED LITERATURE""; ""A. Empirical""; ""B. Theoretical""; ""IV. GLOBAL PATTERNS OF SERVICE OUTSOURCING�THE UNTOLD STORIES IN THE MEDIA""; ""A. Measurement of Outsourcing""; ""B. Outsourcing Trends in Developed Countries""; ""C. Which Countries Are the Biggest Outsourcers?""; ""D. Who Are the Biggest “Insourcers�?""; ""E. Who Are the Biggest Surplus Countries?""; ""V. DOES SERVICE OUTSOURCING REDUCE JOBS?""; ""VI. CONCLUDING REMARKS""; ""Appendix I: Data Sources""
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non fiction
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