Where the engineers are


Journal Article

The United States political leaders prescribe remedies such as increasing US engineering graduation rates to match the self-proclaimed rates of emerging competition from India and China. The United States graduates roughly 70,000 undergraduate engineers annually, whereas China graduates 600,000 and India 350,000. The Democrats in the House of Representatives in November 2005 proposed an Innovation Agenda that called for graduating 100,000 more engineers and scientists annually. The US companies are engaged in outsourcing because of the deficiency in US workers and a superior education or skills of workers in China and India. it has been observed that 44% of the US company's engineering jobs are more technical in nature than those sent abroad. The most important disadvantage of hiring US engineers were salary demands, limited supply of available people, and lack of industry experience.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wadhwa, V; Gereffi, G; Rissing, B; Ong, R

Published Date

  • March 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 73 - 84

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0748-5492

Citation Source

  • Scopus