Evolving Relationship between Law, Offshoring of Professional Services, Intellectual Property, and International Organizations

Evolving Relationship between Law, Offshoring of Professional Services, Intellectual Property, and International Organizations

Amar Gupta (University of Arizona, USA), David A. Gantz (University of Arizona, USA), Devin Sreecharana (University of Arizona, USA) and Jeremy Kreyling (University of Arizona, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-962-5.ch003
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Abstract

This article covers four issues. First, it examines evolving international conventions to determine whether countries, especially developed countries, can take any steps to inhibit offshoring with the objective of protecting jobs in their respective countries. Second, it looks at statistics from independent sources to see if outsourcing exceeds insourcing, or vice versa, in the case of the U.S. Third, it looks at trends in outsourcing in the legal arena. Fourth, it looks at the intellectual property aspects of outsourcing and presents a long-term vision on how this ticklish issue is likely to be addressed in the long-term.

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