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Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves

Shehzad Nadeem

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147871
eISBN:
9781400836697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147871.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In the Indian outsourcing industry, employees are expected to be “dead ringers” for the more expensive American workers they have replaced—complete with Westernized names, accents, habits, and ... More


Conclusions

Simon Domberger

in The Contracting Organization: A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774570
eISBN:
9780191596148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774575.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This concluding chapter contains some lessons from experience and conclusions regarding what is already known about contracting out, and how much more still needs to be found out. Four ‘lessons’ from ... More


Fusion for Profit: How Marketing and Finance Can Work Together to Create Value

Sharan Jagpal and Shireen Jagpal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195371055
eISBN:
9780199870745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371055.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This book shows how to fuse marketing, finance, and other disciplines to improve performance for the corporation or organization. Specifically, it shows decision makers at different levels in the ... More


The impact of Rules of Origin on strategic outsourcing: an IO perspective

Olivier Cadot, Antoni Estevadeordal, Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann, and Thierry Verdier

in The Origin of Goods: Rules of Origin in Regional Trade Agreements

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290482
eISBN:
9780191603471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290482.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter considers the impact of Rules of Origins (ROOs) on two aspects of the international production fragmentation process. First, in an imperfect competitive environment with ‘strategic ... More


Growth and Poverty in a Globalizing World

Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

in Income Distribution: Includes CD

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195300918
eISBN:
9780199783441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195300912.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter looks at the controversy surrounding the benefits/drawbacks of globalization. The current trend of globalization of production and labor markets, and the connection between globalization ... More


How to Choose Optimal International Marketing Strategies

Sharan Jagpal

in Fusion for Profit: How Marketing and Finance Can Work Together to Create Value

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195371055
eISBN:
9780199870745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371055.003.0023
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter shows how multinational firms can use marketing-finance fusion to choose international strategies. It discusses the pros and cons of international diversification to privately and ... More


The New Old Economy: Networks, Institutions, and the Organizational Transformation of American Manufacturing

Josh Whitford

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286010
eISBN:
9780191713903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286010.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

American manufacturing is in crisis: the sector lost three million jobs between 2000 and 2003 as the American trade deficit shot to record highs. Manufacturers have increasingly decentralized ... More


Modularity and Outsourcing: The Nature of Co-evolution of Product Architecture and Organization Architecture in the Global Automotive Industry

Mari Sako

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263233
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263233.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter takes the automobile industry as an empirical setting for clarification of the concept of modularity in product architecture. Three arenas of modularity: Modularity in Design, Modularity ... More


Modularization in the Car Industry: Interlinked Multiple Hierarchies of Product, Production, and Supplier Systems

Akira Takeishi and Takahiro Fujimoto

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263233
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263233.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter analyses modularization in the world automotive industry. Modularization has involved architectural changes in product, production, and supplier systems in the industry. As an attempt to ... More


Integrated Solutions: The Changing Business of Systems Integration

Andrew Davies

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263233
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263233.003.0016
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Some of the world's leading companies are changing the strategic focus of their activities and following a similar path to success. Increasingly, firms compete by selling complex products and ... More


After the Knowledge Is Gone

David W. DeLong

in Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170979
eISBN:
9780199789719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170979.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter describes three strategies that managers can use when employees actually leave an organization with critical intellectual capital. One is effectively rehiring retirees or other ... More


Specialization and Systems Integration: Where Manufacture and Services Still Meet *

Keith Pavitt

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263233
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263233.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter argues that the Systems Integration firms are progressively replacing the large, established manufacturing firm, described by Penrose and Chandler, as the major motor of technical change ... More


The Economics of Systems Integration: Towards an Evolutionary Interpretation

Giovanni Dosi, Mike Hobday, Luigi Marengo, and Andrea Prencipe

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263233
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263233.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter explores some theoretical elements of the economics of systems integration (and disintegration) by placing the idea of systems integration within the context of evolutionary economics. ... More


Corporate Strategy and Systems Integration Capabilities: Managing Networks in Complex Systems Industries

Andrea Prencipe

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263233
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263233.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter identifies two analytical categories of systems integration in multi-technology multi-component products, namely synchronic and diachronic. Synchronic systems integration refers to the ... More


Leveraging Knowledge Resources Globally

Andrew Inkpen and Kannan Ramaswamy

in Global Strategy: Creating and Sustaining Advantage across Borders

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167207
eISBN:
9780199789825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167207.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter continues the discussion of knowledge, shifting the focus to the global allocation of knowledge-based resources. It argues that the current wave of globalization promises to change the ... More


The Juggernaut of Global Capitalism

Shehzad Nadeem

in Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147871
eISBN:
9781400836697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147871.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the cultural dynamics of the offshore workplace from the perspective of Tyler Pfeifer, an American executive in Bombay. Pfeifer had come to India armed with a firm belief in the ... More


Introduction

Shehzad Nadeem

in Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147871
eISBN:
9781400836697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147871.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the paradoxical effects of globalization on young Indians employed in the outsourcing industry: they are reaping the benefits of the corporate search for cut-rate labor but also ... More


Leaps of Faith

Shehzad Nadeem

in Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147871
eISBN:
9781400836697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147871.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers how the offshore outsourcing of white-collar service work set off something of a moral panic in Western Europe and the United States. Some believed that such outsourcing was ... More


Variations on a Theme

Shehzad Nadeem

in Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147871
eISBN:
9781400836697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147871.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers how place-bound practices, policies, and identities are being reconfigured by cross-border processes. Globalization has been accused of decreasing the significance of place. ... More


Macaulay’s (Cyber) Children

Shehzad Nadeem

in Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147871
eISBN:
9781400836697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147871.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how globalization affects the identities and aspirations of outsourcing workers, managers, and employers. It first considers the rise of a “new middle class” in India and ... More


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