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dc.contributor.authorMichel, Bernharden_US
dc.contributor.authorRycx, Fran├žoisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:44:45Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:44:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20110621279en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52124-
dc.description.abstractOffshoring is generally believed to be productivity-enhancing and this belief is underpinned by economic theory. This article contributes to the growing literature that tests empirically whether offshoring does indeed help to improve productivity. Estimating the impact of materials and business services offshoring on productivity growth with industry-level data for Belgium over the period 1995-2004, we examine this issue separately for manufacturing and market services. The results show that there is no productivity effect of materials offshoring, while business services offshoring leads to productivity gains in manufacturing. In addition, this is the first article to investigate the possibility of spillovers from offshoring. Productivity gains from offshoring in one industry may feed through to other industries that purchase its output for intermediate use if, due to offshoring, the user value exceeds the price of the output. There is only scarce evidence of positive spillovers from materials offshoring in manufacturing in the data, which suggests that most firms effectively manage to internalise all efficiency gains from offshoring.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5768en_US
dc.subject.jelF0en_US
dc.subject.jelO0en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordoffshoringen_US
dc.subject.keywordproductivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordspilloversen_US
dc.subject.keywordmanufacturing and servicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordGMMen_US
dc.titleProductivity gains and spillovers from offshoringen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn669470708en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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