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Badonkadonk
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Re: What country are sharp window air conditioners made?

said by Hall:

said by patcat88:

Japan was "the" place for outsourcing.

"Outsourcing" generally means a company moves parts of their operations to another country. US-based companies really didn't move to Japan, at least not for manufacturing of their products.

I don't think I agree with that definition.

Outsourcing for all four Fortune 500 companies where I worked meant that the manufacture/service/etc. was sent to a non-corporate owned entity. For example, the IT function being outsourced to EDS, cafeteria services being outsourced to Sodexo, etc.

Offshoring meant when a company moved parts of its operations to another country, but still retained control and/or ownership of that operation.
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Hall
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Ooops, you're right. Actually though, if the original statement was corrected for accuracy, i.e. "Japan was "the" place for offshoring" and my response changed "outsourcing" to "offshoring", it would be better