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“Slicing the Value Chain” Internationally: Empirical Evidence on the Offshoring Strategy by French Firms

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  • Liza Jabbour

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This paper analyzes the offshoring strategy from an empirical view. It focuses on a set of models, extracts a set of testable hypothesises and creates a suitable set of variable to test their validity. This analysis is based on a data set from French manufacturing firms that provides detailed information on the offshoring strategy. The choice of offshoring modes is investigated through the estimation of a multinomial logit model and associated to a set of explanatory variables at the firm, industry and country levels. Our results emphasize the role of firm heterogeneity, input specificity and of market thickness.

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Paper provided by University of Nottingham, GEP in its series Discussion Papers with number 08/02.

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Keywords: Offshoring; Vertical FDI; Outsourcing; Firm Heterogeneity;

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  1. Schwarz, Christian & Suedekum, Jens, 2010. "Global Sourcing of Complex Production Processes," IZA Discussion Papers 5305, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Verena Nowak & Christian Schwarz & Jens Suedekum, 2012. "On the Organizational Structure of Multinational Firms - Which Sourcing Mode for which Input?," CESifo Working Paper Series 3823, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. Liza Jabbour, . "Market Thickness, Sunk Entry Costs, Firm Heterogeneity and the Outsourcing Decision: Empirical Evidence of Manufacturing Firms in France," Discussion Papers 08/20, University of Nottingham, GEP.
  4. Harald Badinger & Peter Egger, 2008. "Horizontal versus Vertical Interdependence in Multinational Activity," CESifo Working Paper Series 2327, CESifo Group Munich.
  5. Angels Pelegrín & José García-Quevedo, 2012. "Which firms are involved in foreign vertical integration?," Working Papers 2012/38, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  6. Liza Jabbour & Maria Pluvia Zuniga, . "Drivers of the Offshore Outsourcing of R&D: Empirical Evidence from French Manufacturers," Discussion Papers 09/04, University of Nottingham, GEP.
  7. João Amador & Sónia Cabral, 2014. "Global Value Chains: Surveying Drivers, Measures and Impacts," Working Papers w201403, Banco de Portugal, Economics and Research Department.
  8. Tattara, Giuseppe, 2012. "From competitive advantage to dynamic capabilities: small and medium-sized multinationals in Asia," MPRA Paper 39364, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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