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The paper present a review of information system usability assurance approaches. The author describes a historical development of software production models and divides them into two main groups. The first one, named classical, included fundamental computer program life cycles derived from...
investigate how workers' labour market transitions are affected by international outsourcing. In order to do so, we estimate … out of the labour force. Outsourcing is found to have no significant impact on job stability in the manufacturing sector … effect of outsourcing varies across skill levels. An analysis of the different labour market flows shows that labour market …
This paper presents an empirical analysis of ?outsourcing? using establishment level data for UK manufacturing … industries. We analyse an establishment?s decision to outsource and the subsequent effects of outsourcing on the establishment …?s productivity. We compare outsourcing in domestic with foreign-owned establishments. Our empirical results suggest that high wages …
This paper investigates the relationship between exports and overseas links using data from the UK Community Innovation Survey. Overseas vertical and horizontal links are associated with an average increase in export intensity of 74 and 156 percent for vertical and horizontal overseas links...
This paper contributes to Hübler (2008) who analyses a partial equilibrium model of outsourcing with Cournot … manufactured by a Western (outsourcing) or Eastern European supplier (offshore outsourcing). The paper asks the question how …
This paper studies the impact of outsourcing on individual wages. In contrast to the standard approach in the … literature, we focus on domestic outsourcing as well as foreign outsourcing. By using a simple theoretical model, we argue that …, if outsourcing is associated with specialization gains arising from an increase in the division of labor, domestic …
This paper analyzes the issues of immigration and outsourcing in a general-equilibrium model of international factor … mobility. In our model, legal immigration is controlled through a quota, while outsourcing is determined both by the firms (in … response to market conditions) and through policy-imposed barriers. A loosening of the immigration quota reduces outsourcing …
With outsourcing comes a perceived tension between the competitive pressures faced by domestic firms and the effect … that outsourcing has on domestic workers. To address this tension, we present a general-equilibrium model with an … oligopolistic export sector and a competitive import-competing sector. When there is a minimum wage, an outsourcing tax might be …
outsourcing activities, the increased flow of direct foreign investment and its heterogeneous regional distribution, the increased …
Implementing performance pay requires that workers' output be measured. When measurement costs differ among firms, those with a measurement cost advantage choose to implement performance pay. They attract the best workers, and both the level and variability of compensation are higher at these...