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International sourcing of services: the “Homeshoring” alternative


  • Dustin Crane
  • Jim Stachura
  • Sheila Dalmat
  • Kathryn King-Metters
  • Rich Metters



The offshoring and outsourcing of service work from high-wage to low-wage countries has received considerable exposure in the popular press. Here, an alternative to offshoring is presented, called “Homeshoring.” In Homeshoring, a process is decoupled, just as it would be if it were offshored, but the work is sent to low-wage areas within a firm’s own country, rather than to another country. Homeshoring does not represent merely “domestic sourcing,” as it implies a new relationship and a working relationship with governmental economic development agencies. The benefits and disadvantages of this strategic choice are examined. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2007

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  • Dustin Crane & Jim Stachura & Sheila Dalmat & Kathryn King-Metters & Rich Metters, 2007. "International sourcing of services: the “Homeshoring” alternative," Service Business, Springer;Pan-Pacific Business Association, vol. 1(1), pages 79-91, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:svcbiz:v:1:y:2007:i:1:p:79-91
    DOI: 10.1007/s11628-006-0008-5

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