A new study investigates the environmental impact of outsourced manufacturing both in China and in...
Aug 19, 2013
At The New York Times, economist Nancy Folbre uses Apple as an example of the economics of...
Jun 19, 2013
In an article for the New York Times, Adam Davidson looks at two U.S. paintbrush makers and the strategies they’ve used to stay competitive as Chinese manufacturers offer products for a considerably lower price:...
Jul 19, 2012
Despite the raucous raised by U.S. politicians over the revelation that America’s Olympic uniforms are made in China, The Wall Street Journal’s John Bussey asks: Who Cares? Election seasons often bend sensibility,...
Apr 10, 2012
Outsourced pollution is a convenient effect of outsourced manufacturing. A paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last year found that once it was taken into account, developed countries’ apparent 2%...
Apr 27, 2011
New research shows that Kyoto emission reductions by developing countries evaporate when outsourced manufacturing is factored in, with China hosting three quarters of the world’s outsourced emissions. From The Guardian:...
Sep 8, 2008
The Washington Post writes that some manufacturers may be taking a step back from the global economy as concern grows over rising gas prices and other economic difficulties: Soaring energy costs, the falling dollar and inflation...
Nov 14, 2006
Want a story about how Chinese cheap labor can contribute to job creation in the US? Read on, yesterday’s page one from the Wall Street Journal, about how dirty-cheap apparel industry overseas, including in China, is shipping a lot of defective or counterfeit goods here that need to be fixed to enter US borders or […]
Mar 23, 2006
From Terra Nova (via Virtual China) (link): Ge Jin, a PhD student from UCSD, is making a video documentary of the gold farming phenomenon. The documentary preview shows some of his interviews with Chinese workers in various gold farming workshops. In our conversations over email, he has brought up some interesting points based on his […]
Apr 13, 2005
From CNET News: After a run of stunning good fortune, India’s tech community finds itself dealing with a looming challenge from a flourishing Chinese economy. Just as American companies saw jobs disappear to less-expensive venues in India, China has begun to figure as an alternative for the practice of shipping tech tasks offshore… CNET News.com […]
Mar 25, 2005
From Financial Express (India): Three-quarters of US companies outsourced some or all of their information technology activities in 2004. And that percentage is likely to increase this year, according to a special survey on outsourcing and offshoring, the Global Outsourcing Report, released by Horasis and Going Global Ventures said. While a smaller percentage of companies […]
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