Essay by zemmasoupUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, October 2014

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As written in textbooks, internet blogs, news papers, and political speeches an economic problem exists. Within these analyses the topic is referred to as "detrimental to United States economy and jobs." This topic is known as offshore outsourcing. Offshore outsourcing is "the practice of hiring an external organization to perform some business functions in a country other than the one where the products or services are actually developed or manufactured." (Taxes, 2014) Offshoring affects blue collar workers (like textile and auto assembly line workers) and white collar occupations (like computer programming and accounting). Offshoring can be best described as a double edge sword; providing profit gain for corporations and also raising unemployment and underemployment of United States workers. In looking at the problem of offshoring a possible solution would be accreditation for the company's that practice ethical decisions in reference to offshore outsourcing.


Offshoring first begin taking place in America around the 1970's and 80's.

During this period, the United States was feeling the pressure from increased competition. The source of the competition was emerging within Japanese and European multinational corporations. The United States quickly began to fall behind economically. In response American businesses began taking advantage of the cheaper labor elsewhere around the world; American companies started to move facilities to Mexico, Asia, and Europe. Within Asia, the two countries of India and China remain highly involved with American offshoring. India hosts many software programmers who are recruited for everything from software design to medical diagnosis. Chinese resources are used to meet a company's production needs and research operations. Another popular country to offshore to would be Ireland. American companies take advantage of Ireland's low corporate tax rates. In response to the lower taxes rates and cheaper labor, companies no longer just ship goods between countries. These...