EMERGENCE Publications

1. OVERVIEW OF GLOBAL SOURCING IN THE CANADIAN CONTEXT:

Outsourcing Trends in Canada
In 2000, the Canadian Federation of Independant Businesses commissioned a report to assess the prevalence and pattern of outsourcing trends in Canada.
For a summary of this study, click here

Canada as an eMaybe
This paper situates Canada in the global eWork context and highlights outsourcing relationships between Canadian provinces. To view, click here

Outsourcing: What is the Impact on Regional Economic Development?
This short piece, which appeared in the June 2005 issues of Municipal World introduces the notion of outsourcing and draws some preliminary conclusions about its impact on regions. To view the article, click here

The Growth of IT Enable Services in Canada
This paper identifies locations in Canada where eWork employment may have recently grown. To view, click here

A Preliminary Report On Canada's Competitive Challenges Towards Advancing A Successful Global Sourcing Strategy
This paper reviews the nature and characteristics of outsourcing being carried out in Canada and the forces that are driving or impeding outsourcing activity. To view, click here

2. PAPERS BASED ON THE EMERGENCE CASE STUDIES:

Delocalized Employment: Implications for Regional Development
This article addresses the influence of outsourcing on regions by analyzing the different types of outsourcing arrangements and their potential impacts on regions and broader globalization processes. To view click here

How Might Regions and Regional Policy Makers Respond to Globalization? Issues and Opportunities from Two Outsourcing Case Studies in the Information Technology Sector. To view, click here

Work Beyond Boundaries: Global Sourcing, Regions and Hierarchies. To view, click here

See also papers presented at Work Beyond Boundaries Workshop, June 2006.

** Stay tuned for forthcoming (2007) special edition in the Journal of Architectural and Planning Research

3. EMERGENCE Newsletters

Newsletter #1 To view click here
Newsletter #2 To view
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