Date of Award/Publication

4-2009

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S. in International Studies

Department

International Studies

First Supervisor

John Roche

Second Supervisor

William Graff

Third Supervisor

David M. Baronov

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate why US companies outsource business opportunities to India. Every decision to outsource industry results in a significant job loss experienced in the United States; an example of this can be found in Detroit, Michigan with the loss of automobile manufacturing. This study compares the educational systems in both India and the United States and investigates whether cheap uneducated labor plays the driving role in the business decision to outsource in India. The findings show that the development of higher education is the primary reason companies seek business ventures and uneducated cheap labor is a complement.

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