Gál, Zoltán (2010): Future Bangalores? The increasing role of Central and Eastern Europe in the global services offshoring market: evidence from trade statistics.
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Many Central and Eastern European countries invigorated by EU enlargement became important locations for offshored service centres. Building on the region’s nearshoring advantages such as geographical-cultural proximity and on its multilingual graduate supply, CEE is likely to utilise more value added and quality-driven services. Trade statistics support the assumption that an expanding export in other business and ICT services has been associated with offshoring services in the six NMS analysed in detail in the paper. The service export data adopted from the Balance of Payments statistics gives a good approximation to indentify those sections of service trade, which can be regarded as offshorable. The paper summarises the additional factors favouring nearshoring (as in CEE locations) over offshoring (e.g. India) and lists several factors besides size why CEE countries cannot outpace India’s market potential.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Future Bangalores? The increasing role of Central and Eastern Europe in the global services offshoring market: evidence from trade statistics|
|English Title:||Eastern Europe in the global services offshoring market: evidence from trade statistics|
|Keywords:||offshoring; nearshoring; service trade; balance of payments statistics; offshorable services; Central and Eastern Europe; new member states; India; offshoring advantages|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F16 - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services > L84 - Personal, Professional, and Business Services
F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F23 - Multinational Firms; International Business
F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F21 - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R12 - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity
L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services > L86 - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
|Depositing User:||Zoltan Gal|
|Date Deposited:||23. Jan 2011 21:34|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 11:10|
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