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Offshore: Exploring the Worlds of Global Outsourcing

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Offshore: Exploring the Worlds of Global Outsourcing

Jamie Peck

Offshore outsourcing—the movement of jobs to lower-wage countries—is one of the defining features of globalization. Routine blue-collar work has been going offshore for decades, but the digital revolution beginning in the 1990s extended this process to many parts of the service economy. Politically controversial from the beginning, “offshoring” is conventionally seen as a threat to jobs, wages, and economic security in higher-income countries ... Read more


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