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Does Outsourcing Destroy IT Innovation?

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August 1, 2010

Fascinating article here by Susan Cramm out of the Harvard Business Review, posted by Bloomberg.

Does Outsourcing Destroy IT Innovation?

Andy Grove penned a fascinating commentary about the impact of outsourcing on American job creation, and the subsequent ability to innovate in the sectors that have been outsourced. He challenges the belief that as long as knowledge work stays in the United States, it doesn’t matter what happens to factory jobs. Grove believes that, “not only did we lose an untold number of jobs, we broke the chain of experience that is important for technological evolution.” Grove makes a good argument that, over time, companies lose the ability to innovate in the sectors they outsource. Read more…

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