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The Design of an Efficient Offshoring Strategy: Some Reflections and Links to SNC-Lavalin


  • Marcel Boyer


The objectives of this paper are threefold; First, to brush an overview of the underlying drivers of the offshoring phenomenon that have appeared on economic and public policy radar screens over the last 15 years; Second, to look at the recent offshoring experience of a large Canadian engineering firm (SNC-Lavalin) with significant international experience and exposure; Third, to draw from the analysis, the evidence and the case at hand some lessons for public policy aimed at defining winning offshoring strategies. L'objectif de ce rapport est triple : d'abord, dresser le tableau des facteurs sous-jacents au phénomène de l'impartition offshore devenu un sujet de préoccupation en politique publique; ensuite, considérer l'expérience récente d'une grande entreprise canadienne d'ingénierie (SNC-Lavalin) en cette matière; finalement, inférer de ces analyses, de ces données et de ce cas, des leçons pour la définition de politiques gagnantes d'offshoring.

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  • Marcel Boyer, 2007. "The Design of an Efficient Offshoring Strategy: Some Reflections and Links to SNC-Lavalin," CIRANO Project Reports 2007rp-01, CIRANO.
  • Handle: RePEc:cir:cirpro:2007rp-01

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    Offshoring; impartition offshore;

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