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Outsourcing Special Report
  Special Report:
Globalization - Transforming
the Way America Works

SPECIAL REPORT: Globalization

3/8/2004 --

Michigan Business School faculty experts discuss the ramifications of outsourcing for American business and MBAs.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Globalization is transforming the way America does business as firms increasingly rely on an international workforce for goods and services ranging from pharmaceuticals and electronics to telemarketing and financial analysis.

In a special report published today on the University of Michigan Business School Web site, four Michigan faculty experts discuss the challenges and opportunities outsourcing creates.

Faculty participants are:

  • Izak Duenyas, the John Psarouthakis Professor of Manufacturing Management and associate dean for faculty development and research
  • Robert Kennedy, clinical professor of corporate strategy and international business and associate director of the William Davidson Institute (WDI)
  • C.K. Prahalad, the Harvey C. Fruehauf Professor of Business Administration and co-chair of the Center for Global Resource Leverage: India
  • Dennis G. Severance, the Accenture Professor of Computer and Information Systems


The special report includes an article about the school's new Center for Global Leverage: India and an editorial by Kennedy published February 1, 2004, in The Detroit News. Kennedy writes in the editorial: "Offshoring is just the latest example of the creative destruction that made the United States the most economically successful nation in the history of the world. The best policy is to embrace this development and smooth the adjustment for dislocated workers."

The special report is at

For more information, contact:
Mary Jo Frank
Phone: 734.647.4626