Publication Date

November 2005


[Excerpt] Analysts of the offshoring phenomenon have expressed a range of views about the likely impacts of offshoring on four broad areas. The differing views reflect several factors: the fact that services offshoring is a relatively recent development whose impact is not fully known, the limitations of available data on offshoring, and different theoretical expectations about how services offshoring will impact the U.S. economy.


Suggested Citation
U.S. General Accounting Office. (2005). Offshoring of services: An overview of the issues (GAO-06-5) [Electronic version]. Washington, DC: Author.