Offshoring Of German High Tech It Jobs To Low Wage Countries

Author: Andreas Birkholz
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638703886
Size: 52.52 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 1867

Master's Thesis from the year 2004 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 60 points = 2,5 (B), Anglia Ruskin University (Ashcroft International Business School), course: Master Thesis, 43 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Abstract, Introduction to offshoring, literature review, key terms, prerequisites, Why offshoring?, opportunities and threads, Where to locate?, Choosing a vendor, future challenges, primary data collection by a questionnaire among BITKOM members (German IT companies), evaluation of secondary data sources (other studies), Case Study: Alcatel, Impact on German IT industry, quality management, project management, HR management, conclusions, recommandations for German IT companies incl. 20 figures, abstract: The relocation of jobs to low-wage countries (offshoring) has been a widely used approach of European companies in search of competitive advantage during the recent decades. Whereas in the past production and manufacturing were affected, now the services industry starts to use this option. IT and telecommunications are among the most important services branches of the Western European economies today. Offshoring is becoming a macro-economic problem in these countries because a lot of jobs will be lost. This dissertation researches the impact of offshoring on the German IT industry. Furthermore it points out the consequences for project management, quality assurance and human resources management. It highlights the pros and cons for the offshoring companies as well as the concerned employees. This research starts with a detailed literature review that clarifies important key terms and outlines the key findings of other authors. After that the methodology chapter describes the theoretical framework of this dissertation. Within the scope of this research a survey was conducted among 335 German IT companies. As the surveyed companies are primarily small and medium-sized ent

Services Offshoring And Its Impact On The Labor Market

Author: Deborah Winkler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783790821994
Size: 24.16 MB
Format: PDF
View: 2094

Services – from information technology to research to finance – are now as subject to international trade as goods have been for decades. What are the labor market consequences of the recent surge in services offshoring? While offshoring has traditionally been found to affect only less-skilled workers in industrialized countries, this study finds that services offshoring also has negative consequences for high-skilled workers. Focusing on the case of Germany, Deborah Winkler shows how services offshoring has grown, who is most affected and what policy makers can do. Winkler measures the impact of services offshoring on German productivity, employment, and employment structure. She provides a well-balanced synthesis of theoretical insights, detailed empirical analysis, and economic policy recommendations. Although her main focus is on the case of Germany, many insights are also applicable to other developed countries.

Perspectives On The Performance Of The Continental Economies

Author: Edmund S. Phelps
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262295024
Size: 42.94 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 7670

Economists disagree on what ails the economies of continental western Europe, which are widely perceived to be underperforming in terms of productivity and other metrics. Is it some deficiency in their economic system -- in economic institutions or cultural attitudes? Is it some effect of their welfare systems of social insurance and assistance? Or are these systems healthy enough but weighed down by adverse market conditions? In this volume, leading economists test the various explanations for Europe's economic underperformance against real-world data. The chapters, written from widely varying perspectives, demonstrate the shortcomings and strengths of some methods of economics as much as they do the shortcomings and strengths of some economies of western continental Europe. Some contributors address only income per head or per worker; others look at efficiency and distortions of national choices such as that between labor and leisure; still others look at job satisfaction, fulfillment, and rates of indigenous innovation. Many offer policy recommendations, which range from developing institutions that promote entrepreneurship to using early education to increase human capital.

The Fight For Fifteen

Author: David Rolf
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1620971143
Size: 43.17 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 3573

The fight for a higher minimum wage has become the biggest national labor story in decades. Beginning in November 2012, strikes by fast food workers spread across the country, landing in Seattle in May 2013. Within a year, Seattle had adopted a $15 minimum wage—the highest in the United States—without a bloody political battle. Combining history, economics, and commonsense political wisdom, The Fight for Fifteen makes a deeply informed case for a national $15/hour minimum wage as the only practical solution to reversing America’s decades-long slide toward becoming a low-wage nation. Drawing both on new scholarship and on his extensive practical experiences organizing workers and grappling with inequality across the United States, David Rolf, president of SEIU 775—which waged the successful Seattle campaign—offers an accessible explanation of “middle out” economics, an emerging popular economic theory that suggests that the origins of prosperity in capitalist economies lie with workers and consumers, not investors and employers. A blueprint for a different and hopeful American future, The Fight for Fifteen offers concrete tools, ideas, and inspiration for anyone interested in real change in our lifetimes.

The Digital Economy

Author: Edward J. Malecki
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134154186
Size: 38.35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 2446

Information technologies (IT) shape economic space, but we have no clear map of the cyber economy since the "digital revolution" began in the early 1970s. The Digital Economy offers an up-to-date, critical synthesis that links the various aspects of the digital or cyber economy from the perspective of real firms. A geographic approach emphasizes how IT has made businesses less dependent on locational constraints, and the tangible effects on places and regions are placed at the core of the analysis. Case studies of companies, including Amazon, Dell, Li & Fung, and Volvo, demonstrate that the geography of digitally-driven production is the outcome of both dispersion and agglomeration dynamics. Global corporations are shown to have footprints that ignore – to some degree – distance and time, yet creative and coordinating activities remain anchored in urban innovative ecosystems such as Silicon Valley and Bangalore. These trends have been made possible by the development of a worldwide and integrated telecommunications network, whose unequal presence dictates the capabilities of places and communities to be connected to the global economy. However, the threat of the digital divide must not be overstated. In cities, rural areas, and emerging countries, local development is wrapped up in human capital, rather than technology. This engaging and accessible text describes and explains the patterns and dynamics of today’s digital economic space. The effects on places and regions and the people in them are at the core of the authors’ analysis, illustrated by many real examples. This book will be useful to anyone studying business and management, geography and information and communication studies.

Designing The European Model

Author: S. Honkapohja
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230236650
Size: 13.18 MB
Format: PDF
View: 7386

This book examines existing problems in the European economy, focusing on labour markets, including labour market reform and outsourcing, as well as macroeconomic issues, such as macroeconomic stabilization in the Euro area and convergence and divergence in economic growth in the EU.

Living And Working In Europe

Author: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 15.62 MB
Format: PDF
View: 3840

Recoge: Personal life in Europe - Family life in Europe - Working life in Europe - Juggling family and work - Europe: The bigger picture.

Oecd Insights Economic Globalisation Origins And Consequences

Author: Huwart Jean-Yves
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264111905
Size: 13.71 MB
Format: PDF
View: 4782

This publication reviews the major turning points in the history of economic integration, and in particular the pace at which it has accelerated since the 1990s. It also considers its impact in four crucial areas, namely employment, development, the environment and financial stability.