The concept of ‘outsourcing’ is usually associated with job losses in our part of the world.
The process of outsourcing and its opposite ‘insourcing’ are, however, mechanisms that mean labour-intensive jobs are moved, mainly to Asia, while the Nordic Region attracts knowledge-heavy activities, e.g. biotechnology or the development of alternative energy sources.
The Nordic Council of Ministers, the Nordic Council and the Nordic Innovation Centre are organising a conference “Global Outsourcing - Nordic Insourcing” to discuss a proactive response to global economic developments. It will be held in Copenhagen 10-11 May.