Thread: Seeking Participants for Outsourcing Study

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    Seeking Participants for Outsourcing Study

    Hello, I'm a US researcher doing academic research on work issues related to workers using technology who create their own private outsourcing arrangements with other workers to complete projects – example: one developer directly hires another as a type of subcontractor. This can include development, design, graphics, etc. work using technology in some way to enable personal level outsourcing. I’m interested in both the outsourcers and outsourcees point of view.

    I'm hoping to interview developers and others who have worked in this type of arrangement, via e-mail or Skype (voice or chat). Confidentiality for participants and their projects is guaranteed as required by University research guidelines.

    If you would like to participate in this study please respond to the cgu e-mail address given here with the word outsourcing in the subject line. If you wish to directly initiate a chat you can look me up on Skype(lorie5). Please use “outsourcing” in the topic line.
    Lorie Obal
    Claremont Graduate University

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    Mayor of Awesometown Govtcheez's Avatar
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    I'm not sure if I fit your mold exactly, but I should be pretty close.

    I work for an engineering consulting firm. Our whole business is based on other people "outsourcing" to us. We specialized in architectural and electrical engineering, so there isn't a whole lot of programming going on, but it's a similar situation.

    If you'd like any more information, feel free to contact me at or on AIM at govtcheez03.

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