Niels Beerepoot is a lecturer and researcher at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research of the University of Amsterdam. He has experience working as Assistant Professor in Economic Geography at the University of Amsterdam and has also worked as Post-doc researcher and Promovendus here. He was/is also the project leader of the NWO-WOTRO Integrated-Programme project on understanding the local outcomes of the emergence of the offshore service sector in Mumbai and Manila.
Who benefits or loses from globalization is no longer based on the sector in which one works or the skill group one belongs to. Ongoing technological innovations have enabled greater global competition for a number of jobs. The key challenge for individuals and policy-makers is how to respond to this.