Title: Offshore outsourcing impact: an analysis of the US automobile industry

Authors: John F. Greacen, David C. Chou

Addresses: Different Drummer Engineering Inc., 11465 Maple Ridge Drive, Plymouth, MI 48170, USA ' Eastern Michigan University, Department of CIS, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA

Abstract: Although most US businesses enjoy the low wages benefits through offshore outsourcing, their long-term savings may be reduced to a smaller level. Also, numerous economic and regulatory factors also encumber domestic business. This paper analyses the offshore outsourcing through implied cost structure and wages factors.

Keywords: automotive outsourcing; offshore outsourcing; wages; economic analysis; automobile industry; USA; United States; cost structure.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2005.006569

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2005 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.387 - 407

Published online: 21 Mar 2005 *

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