MIT PROFIT: Outsourcing Research Endeavor: Links


at MIT Sloan School of Management:

Analysis of Strategic, Economic, Technical, and Organizational Aspects

Lester C. Thurow
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management and Economics
(curriculum vitae and publications)

Amar Gupta
Co-Director, Productivity from Information Technology (PROFIT) Initiative
(curriculum vitae and publications)

For access to internal use links, or to suggest additional resources to add to this page, please contact Satwik Seshasai

15.967 Special Seminar in International Management - Offshoring (Spring 2004)

  • Syllabus is available here
  • Readings for class 1 are available here
  • Readings for class 2 are available here
  • Readings for class 3 are available here
  • Readings for class 4 are available here
  • Readings for class 5 are available here
  • Outsourcing Disscussion and Debate: April 24th at MIT

    NEW: Offshoring class - Media Highlights

    Information for Current and Potential Sponsors

    Recent Work

  • An Integrated and Collaborative Framework for Business Design: A Knowledge Engineering Approach
  • Global Outsourcing of Professional Services
  • Toward the 24-Hour Knowledge Factory
  • Dr. Gupta participates in "The Outsourcing Revolution" panel discussion at Harvard Business School

    Sources of Market Research

  • McKinsey Global Institute: Offshoring: Is it a Win-Win Game? (internal use only)
  • Office of Technology Policy (US DOC) Reports
  • U.S. Department of Commerce: Understanding the Digital Economy conference
  • Testimony on Outsourcing by U.S. Asst. Sec'y for Technology Policy Bruce Mehlman
  • ICT and Economic Growth: Evidence from OECD countries, industries and firms (100 pg. report)
  • Gartner report on IT outsourcing
  • Forrester report on IT outsourcing
  • GAO: Better Tracking Needed to Help Determine H1-B Program's Effects on U.S. Workforce
  • PMBoulevard: Managing Outsourcing Relationships: Beating the Backlash
  • PMBoulevard: Outsourcing: Is it for you?
  • PMBoulevard: Real World Offshore Development Practices
  • PMBoulevard: Managing Remote Teams (internal use only)
  • Baseline: comprehensive analysis of offshore outsourcing trends
  • Baseline: salary info for 12 countries
  • Online petition against outsourcing
  • IDC: Collaborative Email? Lowering the Barriers to Successful Collaboration

    Related Academic Papers

  • Stanford GSB: When is it Smart to Sell the Factory and Outsource?
  • Stanford GSB: Sell the Plant? The Impact of Contract Manufacturing on Innovation, Capacity and Profitability
  • MIT Industrial Performance Center (to be posted...)

    Recent News Stories

  • Racing the World, The Oregonian - A high-tech pioneer tries to outrun the global forces driving jobs abroad
  • Wired: The New Face of the Silicon Age: How India became the capital of the computing revolution
  • Business Week: The Rise of India
  • NYTimes: The Great Job Machine
  • ComputerWorld: Outsourcing Knowledge Center
  • AP: Dell cancels Indian tech support
  • State of Indiana Cancels Indian Contract:
  • AT&T Wireless Blocks Employees Access to News Stories about Offshoring
  • Forbes: Sam Palmisano speech on US innovation
  • Forbes: Andy Grove speech on US innovation
  • Business 2.0: The Globalization of Talent
  • Fortune: Why Tech is still the Future
  • WashPost, Robert Reich: High-Tech Jobs Are Going Abroad! But That's Okay
  • CIO Magazine: Inside Outsourcing in India
  • CIO Magazine: The Hidden Costs of Offshore Outsourcing
  • California Computer News: What Is To Become Of The American IT Worker?
  • Hindustan Times: Proposed Michigan bill to ban outsourcing contracts
  • US OTP Press Release: Commerce Launches Web Survey on Information Technology Education and Training Programs
  • Will your job move to India?
  • CNet News.Com: When it's smart to outsource
  • CNet News.comOutsourcing wins over governments
  • CNet IT services companies see hope overseas
  • CNN: Jobs abound in India's tech sector
  • eWeek: The Mystery of Offshore Outsourcing
  • Fortune: Where Your Job is Going
  • CNN links on outsourcing
  • WashTech: Seattle Forum Addresses Offshoring of White-Collar Jobs


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  • Office of International Technology
  • GetTech
  • US Office of Technology Competitiveness
  • Rescue American Jobs
  • Washington Alliance of Technology Workers

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