Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lately outsourcing has been a very hot topic, especially with the economy the way it is. The logic behind outsourcing is explained in chapter 5 and I think it is worth writing a little about. The debate is whether outsourcing is a good thing or not. There is no doubt that it is a less expensive way to do business, but it often takes money and jobs away from those in one place and send them to another, usually a different country. Though economically superior for a specific company, is outsourcing a positive or a negative thing? To what point is it acceptable to do something simply because it is less expensive?

1 comment:

  1. I also think that a lot of people do not understand the benefits of outsourcing. Many companies really benefit from outsourcing and basically all it is doing is providing the same job at another company that can do it more efficiently. The more debatable subject is off-shoring, taking jobs from the US and doing them other places for cheaper labor.