India as an Offshoring Destination: A Historical Perspective

 | April 08,2010 11:41 pm IST

As debates rage on across the globe on the economics of Offshoring work to India in the IT & ITES space, it is time to view outsourcing from the right perspectives. The Cost perspective is often harped upon by both Indian companies and their offshoring clients.

However the root of Indian competitiveness in this space is not often discussed. This article only offers that historical perspective which will help us understand why China or APAC or East Europe cannot be as competitive as India for offshoring due to historical reasons.