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Title:Global sourcing decisions and firm productivity: evidence from Spain PDF Logo
Authors:Kohler, Wilhelm K.
Smolka, Marcel
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper 2903
Abstract:We investigate the link between productivity of firms and their sourcing behavior. Following Antràs & Helpman (2004) we distinguish between domestic and foreign sourcing, as well as between outsourcing and vertical integration. A firm’s choice is driven by a hold-up problem caused by lack of enforceable contracts. We use Spanish firm-level data to examine the productivity premia associated with the different sourcing strategies. We find strong empirical support for the predictions of the model.
Subjects:productivity
outsourcing
intra-firm trade
foreign direct investment
incomplete contracts
firm-level data
JEL:F14
F23
L22
L23
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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