003 - Information flows

Syllabus Point

Explain (AO2) the role of ICT in the growth of international outsourcing.

Taken From: timedoctor.com

Key Terminology

  • Explain
  • Outsourcing
  • Offshoring
  • OECD
  • VOIP
Define the words above using the 'Command Word' posters in the classroom, your 'Geography Course Companion' textbook by Nagle and Cooke and the link below:

Activity One - Watch

Outsourcing - USA

  1. From watching the parody above, brainstorm the reasons behind why outsourcing is on the rise?
  2. Remember the question is asking us to explain the role of ICT in the growth of outsourcing, so while a common language is important the crux of any question remains ICT. With that in mind - what ICT innovations have allowed companies to outsource to other countries?
      • The youtube clip below will help you.


Activity Two - The Winners

  1. Which countries are the primary winners of outsourcing? Explain why you think this is.
Taken from: trak.in


Exam Style Question

Analyse the role of ICT in the growth of international outsourcing. (10 marks)