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IT Offshoring and India: Some Implications

Discussion Papers

No.086

by G. Balatchandirane
January 2007

ABSTRACT

There has been a large spurt in the offshore outsourcing of Information Technology (IT) recently. India has been a major recipient of such work. There have been loud protests against the “loss” of jobs in the US as work was shifted to India. The large inflow of IT related work has also had major impact on the Indian economy. There are implications on the foreign policy level as well. While the economic implications are well known, we try to see a little of the foreign policy implications in this paper.

Keywords: Offshoring, information technology, foreign policy
JEL classification: L86, O53

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