Case | HBS Case Collection | April 2004 (Revised July 2005)

Offshoring at Global Information Systems, Inc.

by William E. Fruhan Jr.

Abstract

This case explores the topic of offshoring high-tech jobs several perspectives. The issues presented include determining the stock price consequences of offshoring, examining the economic consequences of the offshore job to both the transferring and receiving countries, considering the competitive consequences of not offshoring, and thinking through the challenge of investing in a career that is vulnerable to future offshoring.

Keywords: Economy; Stocks; Job Cuts and Outsourcing; Personal Development and Career; Competition;

Citation:

Fruhan, William E., Jr. "Offshoring at Global Information Systems, Inc." Harvard Business School Case 204-144, April 2004. (Revised July 2005.)