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Executive Summary

Economic and social drivers such as labor arbitrage and tax incentives, as well as access to global talent and global markets, have fueled off-shoring during the past 20 years. Today, as cost containment becomes a primary objective given the harsh economic conditions, the off-shoring trend seems ready to accelerate rather than reverse itself. In spite of claims to the contrary, it is unlikely that a policy will be able to reverse the offshoring wave, given the benefits that can be achieved and the need to remain globally competitive.

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