The Offshoring of Engineering: Facts, Unknowns, and Potential Implications (by Committee on the Offshoring of Engineering)


Author(s): Committee on the Offshoring of Engineering

Publisher: National Academies Press
Publish date: 2008-07-28
ISBN-10: 0309114837
ISBN-13: 9780309114837
Language: English
Description: The engineering enterprise is a pillar of U.S. national and
homeland security, economic vitality, and innovation. But many
engineering tasks can now be performed anywhere in the world. The
emergence of "offshoring"- the transfer of work from the United
States to affiliated and unaffiliated entities abroad – has raised
concerns about the impacts of globalization.
The Offshoring of Engineering helps to answer many questions
about the scope, composition, and motivation for offshoring and
considers the implications for the future of U.S. engineering
practice, labor markets, education, and research. This book
examines trends and impacts from a broad… more…

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