School of Business
Business: Management; Business: Marketing
Outsourcing, Corporations, Labor, Developing, Developed, Employment, Regulations
Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics | International Business | Other Business
Schenimann, Cecily, "Corporate Outsourcing to Take Advantage of Cheap Labor in Developing Countries" (2018). Senior Honors Theses. 791.
Corporate outsourcing is a common practice for many large corporations, and a primary reason that corporations outsource is financial: production in other countries, especially those that are developing is significantly less expensive. There are various reasons corporations use outsourcing and this choice often results in subpar and unhealthy labor conditions for those individuals working in developing countries. Reviews of China, Bangladesh, and El Salvador reveal that operations in developing countries often result in harmful working atmospheres. A call for increased corporate responsibility and accountability for corporations who choose to take their manufacturing and production elsewhere, but specifically to developing nations, is given.