Friday, January 23, 2004

BW Online | December 2, 2003 | U.S. Programmers at Overseas Salaries

He could have used subcontractors in India, but he decided to keep the work at home but at the same price. Jon Carson's cMarket

has solved its immediate challenge, the implications of Jon's approach are potentially mind-bending. What if other companies begin taking the same approach -- offering Indian-style wages to American workers? On the positive site, we could begin to solve our job-creation problems. But on the negative side, America's standard of living would inevitably decline. There's only one way to find out for sure how it all might shake out, and that is for other executives to replicate Jon's experiment. The results could be quite interesting.

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