ATLANTA, GEORGIA, April 22, 2004 –(PRNewswire)--
This Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) event took place on
Thursday, April 22, 2004 from 11:00-12:30 pm EST in the Seminar
room (114) at IPST.
Dr. Martin Kenney is a professor with the Department of Human and
Community Development at University of California – Davis and
Senior Project Director for the Berkeley Roundtable on the
International Economy. He spoke on "Lift & shift - offshoring
service and shifting US economy".
This lecture explored a concept we can call Lift and Shift --
The Offshoring Service Provision to India, in which the reasons for
and degree and rate of the shifting of US economy services jobs to
India are explored. This material pointed out who is involved in
the shift of service jobs to India, and what the rationale are for
their decisions plus what are the residual risks such shifts create
for those affecting such shifts.
Implications for the US economy of such services jobs offshoring
was also addressed and compared/contrasted to the recent years'
offshoring of US-based manufacturing jobs. Also discussed were the
reasons that India is much more involved in the rate of offshoring
of services jobs than other countries often written about -- such
as Indonesia, China and Ireland.
Dr. Kenney said, “The offshoring of jobs from the US
economy may have major implications for the health and well being
of the US economy across time, and understanding the current
realities is critical to be able to fully comprehend the nature of
these potential domestic economic implications across
Dr. Kenney obtained a B.A. in Sociology in 1974 and his M.A. in
1976 also in Sociology, both from San Diego State University. He
holds a Development Sociology Ph.D. degree from Cornell University,
1984. He had been a Professor at UC-Davis since 1992, and a
visiting Professor or instructor at Hitotsubashi University,
Kunitachi, Tokyo, Japan; Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan;
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Copenhagen Business School,
Copenhagen, Denmark; Kobe University, Kobe, Japan and Cambridge
He is the author or editor of the following books:
M. Kenney with R. Florida (Eds.). 2004. Locating Global Advantage:
Industry Dynamics in the International Economy (Stanford: Stanford
M. Kenney (Ed.). 2000. Understanding Silicon Valley: Anatomy of an
Entrepreneurial Region (Stanford: Stanford University Press).
Translated into Japanese in 2002 (Tokyo: Nihon Keizai
M. Kenney and R. Florida. 1993. Beyond Mass Production: The
Japanese System and Its Transfer to the U.S. (Oxford University
R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1990, paperback 1991. The Breakthrough
Illusion: Corporate America's Failure to Link Production and
Innovation. (New York: Basic Books)
M. Kenney. 1986, paperback 1988. Biotechnology: The
University-Industrial Complex. (New Haven: Yale University
As always the Distinguished Lecture Series is offered live in the
Institute of Paper Science and Technology’s Kress Auditorium
and by live and archived webcast. For more information on the
Distinguished Lecture Series please visit: http://www.cpbis.gatech.edu/dls2004.
This was the last of the Distinguished Lecture Series for this
academic year. The lectures are co-sponsored by CPBIS, the
Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) at Georgia Tech
and Buckman Laboratories.
About CPBIS: The Center for Paper Business and
Industry Studies (CPBIS) is a globally recognized and
industry-valued academic center, creating knowledge and tools that
support paper industry decision-makers, and producing
interdisciplinary graduates who contribute to the long-term success
of the paper industry. The CPBIS is co-sponsored by the Alfred P.
Sloan Foundation, the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia
Tech), and the Paper Industry.