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dc.contributor.authorSchwörer, Tillmannen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-10T16:54:31Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-10T16:54:31Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/60328-
dc.description.abstractThe economic effects of offshoring have been subject to extensive empirical analysis in the past, but many studies have not accurately distinguished between offshoring, domestic outsourcing, and the substitution of domestic by foreign suppliers. In this study I provide stylized facts on offshoring in Europe between 1995 and 2008 taking into account this distinction. I show that service inputs have been offshored and domestically outsourced, whereas material inputs have been either offshored or moved from domestic to foreign suppliers. The strong overall decline in the share of internal production evokes the question whether this has led to productivity gains within firms. I address this question by combining industry-level data on offshoring and domestic outsourcing with a firm panel. I find that offshoring of non-core activities has led to productivity gains whereas offshoring of core activities and domestic outsourcing have had no such effects. The estimated productivity gains are in particular driven by offshoring to low-wage countries and by the gains of multinational firms.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) |cKielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aKiel Working Paper |x1786en_US
dc.subject.jelF23en_US
dc.subject.jelD24en_US
dc.subject.jelL24en_US
dc.subject.jelL60en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordoffshoringen_US
dc.subject.keyworddomestic outsourcingen_US
dc.subject.keywordproductivityen_US
dc.subject.stwAuslandsverlagerungen_US
dc.subject.stwOutsourcingen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensdienstleistungen_US
dc.subject.stwVorprodukten_US
dc.subject.stwMaterialwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwEuropaen_US
dc.titleOffshoring, domestic outsourcing, and productivity: Evidence for a number of European countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn720608201en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:ifwkwp:1786-

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