Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/32808
Authors: 
Hanley, Aoife
Ott, Ingrid
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel working paper 1627
Abstract: 
Formulating a model comprising transportation, uncertainty and price, we describe how Web procurement is likely to boost volumes of international services vs. materials inputs. Using panel data for over 2,000 firms, we find that Web procurement increases international services outsourcing by between 1.6 and 2.5 percent for the FE and D-in-D matching estimators. These values are comparable to those obtained by Bartel et al. (2005) using different methodologies and US aggregate data. Although no existing work has yet reported effects for international materials outsourcing we find that Web procurement decreases international materials outsourcing by between 2.2 and 3.7 percent.
Subjects: 
International outsourcing
heterogeneous inputs
uncertainty
price
transportation costs
propensity score matching
JEL: 
L23
R34
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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