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When Vivek Wadhwa, a high-tech entrepreneur who has built and sold two IT companies, became executive-in-residence at Duke University's school of engineering, students asked him a question that stumped him. What courses, they asked, should they take in order to "make their jobs outsourcing-proof?" That question forced Wadhwa, who had long been involved in outsourcing, to begin researching the impact of globalization on U.S. competitiveness and the role of immigrant entrepreneurs in helping the U.S. maintain its economic edge. At the recent Wharton India Economic Forum in Philadelphia, India Knowledge@Wharton spoke with Wadhwa about his research, his own entrepreneurial journey and his brief foray into Bollywood.