The Moral Case on Outsourcing: How Good, Bad, or Ugly is It for America and the World?

New Book Endorsed by IAOP Chairman Michael F. Corbett

Poughkeepsie, NY, June 20, 2012 --( IAOP announced today the endorsement by its chairman, of the recently published book, The Moral Case on Outsourcing: How Good, Bad, or Ugly is it for America and the World? by industry thought-leader, Scott Phillips.

“With a perfect blend of public and private sector experience, Scott Phillips is uniquely qualified to take on one of today’s most contentious ‘hot button’ issues – outsourcing,” said Michael F. Corbett, IAOP Founder and Chairman. “Anyone who really cares about the future of the global economy, and especially those in a position to influence and set policy, should read this book.”

The Moral Case on Outsourcing provides a thought-provoking and comprehensive look at the social, political and moral implications of this controversial practice. Along the way, it directly confronts the conventional wisdom on both sides of the debate. With a wide-ranging list of costs and benefits, The Moral Case on Outsourcing then introduces a set of moral frameworks to gauge just how good or bad outsourcing really is for America and the world. These same tools allow readers to decide the moral case on outsourcing for themselves.

Regardless of how each individual weighs the case for or against outsourcing, everyone can agree that it is urgent to chart a course to recovery and prosperity for all Americans. The Moral Case on Outsourcing concludes with a set of policies – ranging from how to improve access to higher education to the case for a stronger safety net for workers who lose a job - designed to help all Americans prosper in a world increasingly characterized by outsourcing, globalization, and an ever increasing rate of technological change.

The Moral Case on Outsourcing is now available in hardcover from online retailers in the U.S. and U.K. or by request through most retail bookstores. Digital versions for ebook readers will be available in the second half of June, 2012.

About Scott Phillips
Scott Phillips is a long-time IAOP member and special advisor to its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee. He has more than 15 years of experience in the Information Technology industry of global consulting and outsourcing services. Prior to his IT career, he was a Peace Corps volunteer and headquarters staff member. These two disparate careers provide a unique perspective for looking at the moral case on outsourcing.

About Alitum Press
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About IAOP
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit

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