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Outsourcing pros and cons

Identify the pros and cons of the following consequences of outsourcing decisions made by U.S. companies in response to growing globalization and tougher competition in the marketplace. Provide a comparative analysis of the differing or similar perspectives of CEO's and senior executives, shareholders, middle managers, economists, and civilians for each issue.

Are the products of higher or lower quality? Are the services better and faster?

How is the U.S. coping with job losses, lost wages, the emotional toll, and re-employment at lower wages? What are the ripple effects of the consequences of outsourcing to the American workers?

What are the highest priorities of U.S. companies when they decide to outsource? Do you believe it is corporate greed of CEOs, senior executives and shareholders? How important is the middle management role in carrying out top management strategic initiatives on the company's outsourcing decisions?

What are the concerns of common citizens on personal data such as medical transcriptions and credit card information in a foreign country where there are less stringent regulations on privacy?

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Are the products of higher or lower quality? Are the services better and faster?

The quality of the products really depends on the choice of the offshoring or outsourcing service provider selected in the foreign nation. If the company has really conducted an in depth analysis and review of the service provider before making the final selection, there is little question over the quality of the products or services offered by the outsourcing services providers. Service providers located in top offshoring or outsourcing destinations like India deliver products and services of high quality, often better and much faster as compared to the deliverables of local service provider. Further, the increasing competition among outsourcing service producers and fear of losing long term business is motivating such companies to raise the quality of their products/services and deliver it in a more timely and efficient manner.

How is the U.S. coping with job losses, lost wages, the emotional toll, and re-employment at lower wages? What are the ripple effects of the consequences of outsourcing to the American workers?

Many US companies are providing relocation assistance to their domestic workers that have lost their jobs due to offshoring by parting away a portion of the cost savings generate due to outsourcing and investing such money in the welfare and ...

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Outsourcing pros and cons

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