Modes of International Sourcing and the Competitiveness of Firms: An Analysis of European Survey Data
AbstractWe draw on a recent survey of European companies to differentiate between alternative modes of international outsourcing as possible determinants of market, cost and knowledge-related aspects of the competitiveness of firms. We find that internalized modes are often superior to outside options, and using existing subsidiaries tends to be more (cost) effective than undertaking new greenfield FDI
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1558.
Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2009
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international sourcing; FDI; competitiveness of firms; market access; cost reduction; core and support functions;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
- L24 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Contracting Out; Joint Ventures
- L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-10-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2009-10-24 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-EEC-2009-10-24 (European Economics)
- NEP-EFF-2009-10-24 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-INT-2009-10-24 (International Trade)
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