Nikhil Sinha’s article on Sourcing Global Transformation, published in The Economic Times, addresses the emergence of a new global system from globalization and the development of information and communication technologoes (ICTs). Sinha asserts that the critical resources of any economy are being organized on a global scale through global networks. Sinha sites global outsourcing as a key example of global network transformations. He believes global outsourcing is a driving force in the formation of new international economic relationships. Sinha sees global sourcing as the door to new possibilities, like jobs migrating offshore, therefore requiring workers to acquire new skills and specializations that will allow them to “virtually migrate” across the world. Sinha’s article concludes that global sourcing is a transformative force in international relations, encouraging the growth of global communication networks that will lead to lower prices and expanded choices regarding information and communication technologies.
Dr. Nikhil Sinha is one of the most widely recognized international experts on information and communication technologies (ICTs) and globalization. Sinha has focused much of his professional career to the growing relationship between the US and India in global outsourcing and virtual migration of information technology assistance.