Firm Heterogeneity in the Choice of Offshoring: Evidence from Korean Manufacturing Firms
AbstractUsing firm-level data on offshoring of Korean manufacturers, this paper examines the relationship between firm heterogeneity and the probability of adopting offshoring. The results of the paper suggest that firm productivity may not be an important determinant for Korean firms' offshoring decision. A firm's global sourcing decision may rather depend on other characteristics such as factor intensity, research and development (R&D) intensity, information and communication technology (ICT) level, and affiliation with foreign markets when industry specificity is controlled for. (c) 2010 The Earth Institute at Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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