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Offshoring and Its Effects on the Labour Market and Productivity: A Survey of Recent Literature




Offshoring has become an increasingly prominent aspect of the globalization process. Evidence over the past two decades suggests that offshoring has not exerted a noticeable impact on overall employment and earnings growth in advanced economies, but it has likely contributed to shifting the demand for labour towards higher-skilled jobs. There appear to be some positive effects of offshoring on productivity, but such effects differ by country.

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  • Calista Cheung & James Rossiter & Yi Zheng, 2008. "Offshoring and Its Effects on the Labour Market and Productivity: A Survey of Recent Literature," Bank of Canada Review, Bank of Canada, vol. 2008(Autumn), pages 17-30.
  • Handle: RePEc:bca:bcarev:v:2008:y:2008:i:autumn08:p:17-30

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    1. Bernhard Michel & François Rycx, 2014. "Productivity Gains and Spillovers from Offshoring," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 22(1), pages 73-85, February.
    2. Mariotti, Sergio & Nicolini, Marcella & Piscitello, Lucia, 2013. "Vertical linkages between foreign MNEs in service sectors and local manufacturing firms," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 133-145.
    3. Rasel, Fabienne, 2012. "Offshoring and ICT: Evidence for German manufacturing and service firms," ZEW Discussion Papers 12-087, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
    4. Evan Capeluck, 2015. "The Evolution of Manufacturing Employment in Canada: The Role of Outsourcing," CSLS Research Reports 2015-18, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
    5. Katarzyna Budzynska, 2016. "Offshoring Sector In Poland," Oeconomia Copernicana, Institute of Economic Research, vol. 7(4), pages 635-651, December.
    6. Evan Capeluck, 2015. "Explanations of the Decline in Manufacturing Employment in Canada," CSLS Research Reports 2015-17, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
    7. repec:wsi:jicepx:v:04:y:2013:i:01:n:s179399331350004x is not listed on IDEAS

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