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La Estrategia De Outsourcing Internacional En España: Una Aproximación A Los Sectores Manufactureros Tradicionales / The Strategy Of International Outsourcing In Spain: An Approximation To The Traditional Manufacturing Industries

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  • Linares Navarro, E.

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    (Universidad de Valencia (España))

  • Pla Barber, J.

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    (Universidad de Valencia (España))

  • Puig Blanco, F

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    (Universidad de Valencia (España))

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    Abstract

    En los últimos años el uso por parte de las empresas de la estrategia de outsourcing en sus dos vertientes (nacional e internacional)1 está siendo una práctica habitual en los países desarrollados, especialmente en los sectores manufactureros tradicionales. Dado el desarrollo experimentado y las implicaciones técnico-productivas y sociales que se derivan de su implementación, en este trabajo analizamos cuál ha sido la tendencia de esa estrategia en estos sectores durante el periodo 1985-2004 y contrastamos qué relación existe entre ésta y dos de sus principales factores determinantes: el tamaño y la experiencia internacional. De los resultados más generales se desprende que el outsourcing muestra un desarrollo claramente alcista. Respecto a sus determinantes, se contrasta la influencia negativa del tamaño en el uso del outsourcing global y se observa una significativa relación positiva entre el outsourcing internacional y la experiencia internacional de la empresa. / In recent years, the outsourcing strategy, in its two dimensions (national and international) is being a common practice in companies from developed countries, mainly in traditional manufacturing industries. In this paper we analyze the evolution of the strategy in these sectors over 1985-2004 and the relationship between this strategy and two of its main determinants: size and international experience. The results show that the use of outsourcing has an increasing trend. Moreover, it contrasts the negative influence of size on the use of global sourcing and the significant positive relationship between international outsourcing and international experience of the company.

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    Article provided by Academia Europea de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa (AEDEM) in its journal Investigaciones Europeas de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa.

    Volume (Year): 15 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 55-67

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    Handle: RePEc:idi:jiedee:v:15:y:2009:i:3:p:55-67

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    Keywords: Estrategia; Outsourcing Internacional; Sectores Tradicionales; Internacionalización ; Strategy ; International Outsourcing ; Traditional Industries ; Internationalization;

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