The Role of Outsourcing in Reversing the Brain Drain into Brain Gain

According to a report published by the Public Policy Institute of California, economic opportunities in China and India are drawing well-educated and U.S. based Chinese and Indian entrepreneurs back home, reversing the brain drain that the two countries have experienced. Brain Drain, or the migration of skilled and educated individuals from one nation to another, is first and foremost a response to lack of opportunities at home. In recent years, countries like India and China, which have exported their brightest for decades, have started to reverse this trend. And outsourcing is said to have played a large role by creating jobs, raising incomes and generating disciplined, efficient workforces that have in turn provided a platform for economic growth.