Offshore outsourcing and non-production workers: Firm-level relationships disaggregated by skills and suppliers
AbstractPrevious studies have established that offshoring firms employ more non-production workers. By using micro-data on Japanese firms, this paper disaggregates non-production workers. The share of skilled non-production workers tends to be high in offshoring firms but that of unskilled non-production workers is not. The share of non-production workers for the management of overseas activities tends to be high in FDI firms and in firms outsourcing to foreign suppliers, but not in Japanese firms outsourcing to offshore suppliers owned by other Japanese firms. These findings suggest that offshoring has different impacts on employment depending on suppliers and the worker's skill.
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offshoring; outsourcing; non-production workers; skill; firm-level data;
Other versions of this item:
- Eiichi Tomiura & Banri Ito & Ryuhei Wakasugi, 2013. "Offshore Outsourcing and Non-production Workers: Firm-level Relationships Disaggregated by Skills and Suppliers," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 36(2), pages 180-193, 02.
- D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
- 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
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