The Importance of Being Nearest: Nearshore Software Outsourcing and Globalization Discourse

  title={The Importance of Being Nearest: Nearshore Software Outsourcing and Globalization Discourse},
  author={Pamela Y. Abbott and Matthew R. Jones},
  booktitle={Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology},
In the idea of the “death of distance, ” globalization discourse presents a picture of a world of global social and economic integration, declining cultural differentiation, spatial and temporal disembedding of social practices, and the economic primacy of dematerialized knowledge work. Nearshore software outsourcing, a subcategory of offshore software outsourcing in which the development centers are located outside of the outsourcer’s host country, but in the same, or a similar, time-zone… Expand
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