International sourcing of services: the “Homeshoring” alternative Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The offshoring and outsourcing of service work from high-wage to low-wage countries has received considerable exposure in the popular press. Here, an alternative to offshoring is presented, called "Homeshoring." In Homeshoring, a process is decoupled, just as it would be if it were offshored, but the work is sent to low-wage areas within a firm's own country, rather than to another country. Homeshoring does not represent merely "domestic sourcing," as it implies a new relationship and a working relationship with governmental economic development agencies. The benefits and disadvantages of this strategic choice are examined. © 2006 Springer-Verlag.

author list (cited authors)

  • Crane, D., Stachura, J., Dalmat, S., King-Metters, K., & Metters, R.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • December 2006