The indirect effects of manufacturing internationalization on logistics - Evidence from the Italian districts
AbstractThe aim of the paper is to investigate the indirect impact of internationalisation process, undertaken by the district firms located in Veneto region (north-eastern Italy), on the logistics’ employment change within the same industrial districts. The results of the empirical analysis have showed that within the districts there is not a clear positive relationship between internationalisation and the employment growth in the logistics sector. This might be due, either to a strong insourcing of logistics activities by district firms, or to a trend of outsourcing such activities to logistics suppliers located outside the industrial districts. The paper is organised into five sections. An introduction is followed by a literary review on the direct and indirect effects of manufacturing internationalisation on the home country, with a specific focus on logistics. The sample and the methodology are described in section three, section four presents the empirical results. Conclusions and further research questions follow.
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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 12 Feb 2007
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internationalisation; industrial districts; logistics sector; indirect effects.;
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- NEP-ALL-2007-02-17 (All new papers)
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