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Off-Shoring: How Big Is It?

October 2006

The National Academy of Public Administration


Off-Shoring: How Big Is It? is the second of three Academy Panel reports providing a comprehensive review of services off-shoring.

This report presents the results of the Panel’s research using publicly available industry-level data and confidential, firm-level (micro) data to address two critical questions: (1) What do currently available data indicate about the extent of U.S. services off-shoring? (2) What additional data are needed to provide a more complete assessment of U.S. services off-shoring?