A SHIFT IN ENGINEERING OFFSHORE by ProQuest

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Companies have been offshoring manufacturing for decades. Today, however, corporations are sending engineering work abroad as well, by outsourcing work to offshore vendors or assigning it to overseas divisions. Corporations justify offshoring easily. They need local engineers to enter developing markets. They claim they cannot find enough skilled engineers at home. They believe offshoring cuts cost. Offshoring is reaching critical mass in many engineering fields. Offshore engineers are bright, highly motivated, and have climbed the skill ladder rapidly. Multinationals increasingly promote talented individuals from all over the world. Many have outsourced engineering projects for decades. European and Japanese engineers tend to have more job protection than American engineers, and US corporations are believed to be in the forefront of offshoring. For many companies, offshoring engineering is an extension of outsourcing, a business model that calls for companies to concentrate on core businesses and contract peripheral projects to vendors.

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