Offshore Outsourcing Induced by Domestic Providers
AbstractWe show that o®shore outsourcing can occur even when there are no economies of scale or cost advantages for the foreign firms. What drives the phenomenon is that domestic firms, by accepting orders for intermediate goods, incur the disadvantage of becoming Stackelberg followers in the ensuing competition to sell the final good. Thus they have incentive to quote high provider prices to ward o® future competitors, compelling them to outsource offshore.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Stony Brook University, Department of Economics in its series Department of Economics Working Papers with number 05-09.
Date of creation: May 2005
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Offshore outsourcing; Cournot duopoly; Stackelberg duopoly;
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