Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/94055
Authors: 
Hansen, Thorsten
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
SFB/TR 15 Discussion Paper 315
Abstract: 
This paper studies the impact of innovation on the organizational structure. The theoretical framework predicts that a larger parental pool of knowledge raises the probability of offshoring. This holds in a national as well as an international context. However, when the producer loses territorial protection, the changeover from non-integration to integration is delayed. Employing data on German firms investing in Eastern Europe finds empirical evidence for the theoretical predictions. The results are robust to different measurements and an instrumental variable regression.
JEL: 
D23
D51
F23
L14
L21
L22
L23
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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