Item description for Offshoring and Employment: Trends and Impacts by oecd publishing...
Offshoringthe transfer of an industrial activity abroadhas become a fact of life for business. But it is also perceived as a threat by a large segment of the general public. And much of the public concern centers on employment, especially the potential loss of domestic jobs. This groundbreaking report provides new insights into the phenomenon of offshoring. First, the report defines offshoring in detail, allowing readers to see the many ways that industrial activityboth in manufacturing and in servicescan be transferred abroad. The report then describes the wide-ranging effects that offshoring can have on domestic employmentthe positive, as well as the negative. Finally, this ground-breaking report outlines the public policy implications of offshoring. It suggests ways to limit the downside of offshoring while helping to build trust between the various stakeholders working to address this issue.Table of Content : Foreword Executive Summary Introduction Chapter 1. Defining Offshoring -Offshoring in the Strict Sense (offshore in-house sourcing) -Offshoring in the Broad Sense (offshore outsourcing or subcontracting abroad) -Particular Forms of Offshoring -Terminology Issues Chapter 2. How Offshoring Affects Employment -Short-Term Negative Effects on Employment -Prime Motivation for Offshoring -The Theoretical Debate -Macroeconomic Impacts on Employment -Principal Factors Unfavourable to Offshoring Chapter 3. Problems of Measurement -Types of Firms Affected by Offshoring -Proposed Indicators -Relevance and Limitations of the Suggested Indicators -Indirect Measures to Assess the Employment Impact of Offshoring -Other Approaches Adopted to Measure the Impact of Offshoring on Employment Chapter 4. Preliminary Results -The Outsourcing of Manufacturing and Service Activities -Employment Trends -Some Explanatory Factors -Results for Each Country -Main Research Estimating the Number of Jobs Affected by Offshoring -Measuring the Impact on the Demand for Labour of Outsourcing Production Abroad -Quantifying the Positive Effects of Offshoring Chapter 5. Policy Responses -Causes for Concern -The Reaction of Public Authorities: What Must Be Avoided -The Cost of Not Moving Offshore -Facilitate Adjustments Conclusions
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