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The Rise of the Returnees

February 1, 2005
As companies send many of their operations offshore, they are increasingly asking employees born in other countries--but educated and trained in the United States--to return home to work. For example, some multinational companies are relocating Chinese-born employees to Beijing and beyond as a way to tap into that nation’s emerging markets and to be closer to clients, suppliers and customers.
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10 Questions to Ask Before Outsourcing

May 29, 2004
Find out some of the most common problems that come along with outsourcing, particularly with technology initiatives. These problems include the lack of an escape clause; too little preparation for cultural issues, such as unhappy employees and managers; and a failure to first figure out whether the outsourcing effort will really provide a return on investment.
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Think Globally, Act Rationally

January 5, 2004
Offshoring jobs and salaries is all the rage in corporate America. But this panacea du jour has as many pitfalls as potential cost advantages. At a recent closed-door conference in Houston, promoters of offshoring to India touted the benefits to a rapt audience. But there were some sobering asides amid the hoopla, such as news of a 50 percent failure rate and savings that aren't so spectacular.
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