Saturday, October 17, 2009

What Outsourcing Has Done to the U.S. High Tech Manufacturing Infrastructure

Three recent articles in the Harvard Business Review argue that as a result of unchecked outsourcing, the U.S. is losing not only the ability to manufacture high tech goods, but also the ability to design and develop innovative new products.

Outsourcing Is High Tech's Subprime-Mortgage Fiasco by Robert H. Hayes, The U.S. Is Outsourcing Away Its Competitive Edge by Gary P. Pisano, and The U.S. Can't Manufacture the Kindle and That's a Problem by Willy C. Shih.

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