Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/37177
Authors: 
Hanley, Aoife
Ott, Ingrid
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Offshoring: Causes and Consequences F3-V2
Abstract: 
Formulating a model which summarises transportation costs, uncertainty and price, we describe how a switch to web-based procurement can impact more readily procured services rather than materials. Uncertainty represents a catch-all factor describing the dovetailing of operations between two neither culturally nor geographically proximate, independent firms. Using a 3-year panel, we find positive effects of switching to internet procurement and offshoring inputs and we show that the effect is stronger for services offshored than for materials offshoring.
Subjects: 
Offshoring
heterogeneous inputs
uncertainty
price
transportation costs
JEL: 
F14
L22
O33
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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