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nearshore outsourcing

Nearshore outsourcing is the practice of getting work done or services performed by people in neighboring countries rather than in your own country. Many companies in the United States, for example, outsource work to Canada and Mexico. Geographic proximity means that travel and communications are easier and less expensive, there are likely to be at least some commonalities between the cultures, and people are more likely to speak the same language.

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Nearshore Outsourcing is also common in Europe, for example UWS Software Service is running software development centers in Poland and Ukraine: http://uws-software-service.com/en/services/software-factory/nearshore-outsourcing-of-software-development-tasks.html
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Not quite true: Near shore can also be in the same country. Low-cost areas such as Arkansas or Alabama are considered near-shore competitors.
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