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Near Shoring It-Enabled Services In An Enlarged Europe


  • Ana Bobirca

    (Academy of Economic Studies Faculty of International Business and Economics, Bucharest, Romania)


The aim of the paper is to explore the potential for off shoring IT-enabled services among traditional (EU15) and new Member States of the EU, including Romania. First, issues related to the theoretical background of the off shoring phenomenon are addressed. The second part of the paper includes the assessment of EU15 - CEECs (Central and Eastern European countries) trade and FDI in e-tradable services. In the final section, potential factors that could explain the preference of the EU15 to offshore services to the CEECs, especially Romania, are considered, as well as the challenges of off shoring for the enlarged EU.

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  • Ana Bobirca, 2007. "Near Shoring It-Enabled Services In An Enlarged Europe," Revista Tinerilor Economisti (The Young Economists Journal), University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1(9S), pages 99-104, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aio:rteyej:v:1:y:2007:i:9s:p:99-104

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    IT-enabled services; e-tradable services; near shoring; off shoring; Central and Eastern European countries; EU15;

    JEL classification:

    • F00 - International Economics - - General - - - General
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration


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