Diasporas and Outsourcing: Evidence from oDesk and India

Abstract

We examine the role of the Indian diaspora in the outsourcing of work to India. Our data are taken from oDesk, the world’s largest online platform for outsourced contracts. Despite oDesk minimizing many of the frictions that diaspora connections have traditionally overcome, diaspora connections still matter on oDesk, with ethnic Indians substantially more… (More)
DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.2013.1832

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