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Duke Corner

Duke professor comments on engineering outsourcing debate
ON THE AIR Sociology professor Gary Gereffi, director of Duke's Center on Globalization, Governance and Competitiveness, spoke on Jan. 10, 2006 on WUNC Radio's "The State of Things" about the current engineering outsourcing debate. Listen to archived audio, available Listen here

Gereffi and Wadhwa lead study on engineering degree production in the US, China, and India
Professor Gereffi and Vivek Wadhwa lead a study of engineering degree production in the U.S., China and India. A summary appeared in Science, as "Engineered Numbers?" on January 6, 2006. The full report, "Framing the Engineering Outsourcing Debate: Placing the United States on a Level Playing Field with China and India," is located at the Master of Engineering and Management Program site at the Pratt Institute, Duke Univerisity.

Duke panel
"Global Outsourcing: Threat or Necessity to U.S. Competitiveness?" Duke University, April 13, 2004.


Feature Stories

IT outsourcing and North Carolina (2-part series by Anne Krishnan in Durham Herald Sun, Nov. 13-14, 2004)

Furniture's fading future in North Carolina (3-part series in Durham Herald Sun, Feb. 15-17, 2004)

  • Anne Krishnan and Paul Bonner, "A fading future: The furniture industry - a pillar of the state's economy - may soon be gone," Herald Sun, Feb. 15, 2004.
  • Anne Krishnan, "Not made in America: The industry may be upset with foreign competition, but for consumers, the bottom line is the bottom line," Herald Sun, Feb. 16, 2004.
  • Anne Krishnan and Paul Bonner, ""The new labor market: Furniture industry, workers must develop new skills," Herald Sun, Feb. 17, 2004.