Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/66043
Authors: 
Horgos, Daniel
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Diskussionspapier, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Fächergruppe Volkswirtschaftslehre 106
Abstract: 
In Europe, a huge share of firms is family owned. Since family firms are known to be more risk averse concerning international transactions, an interesting question emerges: Do family firms adopt a different international sourcing pattern. Altering the Gloubal Sourcing model of Antràs and Helpman, this theoretical contribution adopts a family firm's perspective. The model shows that family firms tend to decrease international procurement. In the headquarter intensive sector, where FDI coexists with international outsourcing, family firms unambiguously decrease FDI, whereas the effect on international outsourcing is ambiguous: A substitution process may work towards an increase in international outsourcing activities.
Subjects: 
Global Sourcing
Family Firms
Outsourcing
Offshoring
FDI
JEL: 
F10
D23
L23
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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