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International industry migration and firm characteristics: some evidence from the analysis of firm data

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  • Àngels Pelegrín Solé

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    (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

  • Catalina Bolance Losilla

    (Universitat de Barcelona)

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This article examines firm characteristics associated with the probability of relocating part of the activity in a foreign country. Using manufacturing firms’ micro data for the 1999-2005 period, we find evidence that cost-cutting objectives are the main determinants for offshoring production, that firms with lower profits are more likely to undertake in-house offshoring, and that imports from low-wage countries increase the likelihood that part of the activity will be relocated. We also find that most offshoring firms are foreign – nearly 76% of the total.

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Paper provided by Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB) in its series Working Papers with number 2010/20.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ieb:wpaper:2010/7/doc2010-20

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Keywords: Offshoring; offshoring determinants; manufacturing firms; firm micro data;

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  1. Karsten Bjerring Olsen, 2006. "Productivity Impacts of Offshoring and Outsourcing: A Review," OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers 2006/1, OECD Publishing.
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