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Coordination Costs Of Offshoring

December 20, 2007
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Here is a list of the offshoring ‘coordination’ costs that frequently surprise the companies that don’t look beyond the lower wages of foreign workers when estimating the savings that offshoring could bring. These extra costs range from 12 percent to 57 percent of a project’s total cost, an expert says.
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Which Side of the Pond Is Wisest?

December 18, 2007
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China’s Safety Net Challenge

December 7, 2007
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Global Workforce Report Emerging Markets--Expanding the Frontier

November 30, 2007
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As the global options for site location broaden outside traditional offshore centers, workforce management executives face complex issues that move well beyond simple labor costs.
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Brazil Seeks Outsourcing Dominance

November 30, 2007
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No single nation dominates the IT and business process outsourcing industry in the Western Hemisphere, and Brazil is eager to claim the title. It ultimately wants to compete with India, and industry promoters say proximity and cultural similarities to the U.S. make it a better fit than India or other outsourcing nations in Asia.
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Global, Local Players Split on Labor Strategy

November 30, 2007
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Global corporations and domestic companies both face significant wage inflation and turnover in the high-growth emerging markets but often take different approaches to mitigate the effects. These differences play out most clearly in India.
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The Science of Site Selection

November 30, 2007
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Identifying the key countries for global business growth within the vast emerging market group has become a major ongoing research project for international banks, investment houses and consultancies.
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Manpower’s Power in China

November 30, 2007
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