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‘Slicing the Value Chain’ Internationally: Empirical Evidence on the Offshoring Strategy by French Firms

  • Liza Jabbour

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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Volume (Year): 35 (2012)
Issue (Month): 11 (November)
Pages: 1417-1447

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