Professors Gary Pisano and Willy Shih have something to say about this hot topic.
Read: "Why Manufacturing Matters," HBS Working Knowledge
One of the key concepts in their Q&A is:
Exporting manufacturing has a negative impact on the country's industrial commons, which represents the collective capability to sustain innovation.Be sure to read the reader's comments -- very thought-provoking.
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