“There is little consensus about offshoring. The disparity and intensity of viewpoints stem from many factors. They include the lack of a commonly accepted definition; differences in how the phenomenon has been reviewed; varied reliability of data and their use; the wide range of potential entities affected; and the inherent difficulty in directly measuring offshoring and estimating its impacts. Indeed, recent studies have cited the need for better data to understand the extent and economic effects of offshoring.” (Norwood et al., 2006, p. 5)
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