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by Ron French

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  • ISBN 1571431225
  • ISBN13 978-1571431226
  • Language English
  • Author Ron French
  • Publisher Rdr Books (July 2006)
  • Pages 115
  • Formats doc lit txt rtf
  • Category Business
  • Subcategory Human Resources
  • Size ePub 1746 kb
  • Size Fb2 1887 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 959

Spanning four countries, including the American heartland, Mexico, Honduras and China, this book tells the story of jobs permanently lost to foreign competition. Playing a global game of leap frog, an American manufacturer of wire harnesses (electrical system) for cars must abandon $7.50 an hour Michigan employees for cheaper labor south of the border. When Mexican factories are outbid by a Honduran manufacturer, the company moves again only to finally relocate in China where workers make $5 a day, exactly what Henry Ford paid in 1915. Beautifully photographed, this fascinating book documents the political, social and economic impact of an untold labor story that impacts workplaces around the world. Ron French is an award winning reporter for the Detroit News.

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It's easy to talk about exporting American jobs in the abstract, from a comfortable distance

It's easy to talk about exporting American jobs in the abstract, from a comfortable distance. In this groundbreaking book, reporter Ron French has gone inside factories in four nations to achieve something new, unique and far more challenging. Accompanied by a news photographer, he followed the manufacturing of a single automotive component through downsizings, plant closings and outsourcing around the globe.

This book, "Outsourcing America," gives us what we are looking for to learn more about the subject. The book includes much more, including discussions about outsourcing from and into many other countries of the world. I found it very readable. It flows wells, is full of details, and does not pull its punches. In the end, the authors say that "there are no silver bullets, and we don't advocate shutting down offshore outsourcing.

In this groundbreaking book, reporter Ron French has gone inside. Spanning four countries, including the American heartland, Mexico, Honduras and China, this book tells the story of jobs permanently lost to foreign competition.

Outsourcing America reveals just how much outsourcing is taking place, what its impact is and will be, and what can be done about the loss of jobs

Outsourcing America reveals just how much outsourcing is taking place, what its impact is and will be, and what can be done about the loss of jobs. More than an exposŽ, the book shows how outsourcing is part of the historical economic shifts toward globalism and free trade, and demonstrates the impact of outsourcing on individual lives and communities. The authors discuss policies that countries like India and China use to attract .

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Beautifully photographed, this fascinating book documents the political, social and economic impact of an untold labor story that impacts workplaces around the world. Ron French is an award winning reporter for the Detroit News.

business in China, the fact remains that America’s labor force needs to be better educated if they are to compete in a. global market.

appeared to mark the early beginning of a slow decline in union membership nationwide. business in China, the fact remains that America’s labor force needs to be better educated if they are to compete in a. Recent data are not encouraging for the future of the American labor force.

The Assembly of French Citizens Abroad (French: Assemblée des Français de l'étranger) is the political body that represents French citizens living outside France

The Assembly of French Citizens Abroad (French: Assemblée des Français de l'étranger) is the political body that represents French citizens living outside France. The assembly advises the government on issues involving French nationals living outside France, as well as the role of France in overseas developments. Membership consists of directly elected representatives, senators representing French citizens abroad and officials appointed by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.

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Uaoteowi
An awesome book written by the pros pro!
Rindyt
This book was slightly less econimics than I was hoping for so I will clear that up! IF you are looking for Econ...go somewhere else.

What this book does do is tell a compelling story of the people that are affected by this trend and it was very informing and heartbreaking. This is a great reference for any person of influence in an organization trying to consider outsourcing or a good read for people to understand what we are doing to our economy with our greed in some cases.
VizoRRR
Mr. French's book is compelling, humane, and witty. I recommend it to anyone concerned with the state of the global economy; especially those who prefer to read more abstract, theoretically rich tomes.

This book refuses to hide behind theory and jargon. Instead we get a blunt, in-your-face portrayal of the actual people whose lives have been affected by recent changes in the global economy.

After reading Mr. French's complex, fair-minded book, it is hard to condemn any one person or institution for the outsourcing of jobs. That would be too simple, morally satisfying and unrealistic. Mr. French delights in showing us the grey; the penumbra between right and wrong.

It is to the credit of the author that this book leaves you with an ache in the pit of the stomache, and more questions than answers. Everyone is being squeezed by a system that seems to be out of control. We might think the owners of businesses are kings, but they, like workers, are pawns. If we have a desire to change our society, it is clear that we can't just exchange pieces, we have to change the rules.

Bravo to Mr. French for writing this short, snappy, yet surprisingly heavy hitting book.
Onoxyleili
Living retired in Harbor Beach brought this book close to my heart. I have seen the results of the wire factory and now understand why. I acknowlege completely what is happening except for one main point. When all is said and done who are the consumers of the product. AMERICA, we have and always will be. Unless we take it away and let all our blue collar brothers walk the streets looking for work and cut their wages in half or worse. As much as some companys complain it is their workers and the ones their companys work with that spend the most. So Mr. Auto Company and any others go ahead and take the blue collar workers income away and he will not need the second car, and maybe not even the first. I was taught as a child that the poorer a family is the more of their income they spend, but if there isn't any then what?
Bulace
Reporter Ron French has followed the trail of manufacturing outsourcing and the fascinating aspect is how that path relentlessly twists and turns. He describes the process and humanely examines the impact on individuals. This is a book for those of you who want to know what really happens when America sends it's business elsewhere.
Honeirsil
A compelling, personal and entertaining account of outsourcing. This isn't a book about economics but a book about people. The author reports the consquences of boardroom decisions on the people affected - from the workers in Michigan who lose their jobs to the conditions experienced by workers in the developing world who seem to benefit little from economic growth. It's an alarming story from the frontline of globalisation and left me wondering if anyone at all benefits from outsourcing.
Tygokasa
Anyone who wants to see the real impacts of outsourcing should read this book. It leaves you thinking the real workers are never the winners, and makes you question what we are allowing to happen.