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Estimating Sourcing Premia Using Italian Regional Data

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  • Gattai Valeria

    () (DEMS, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Piazza Ateneo Nuovo 1, Milan 20126, Italy)

  • Trovato Valentina

    (Università di Milano-Bicocca, Piazza Ateneo Nuovo 1, Milan 20126, Italy)

Abstract

This paper explores the link between sourcing and performance for a representative sample of manufacturing firms located in Lombardy, which is the leading region of the Italian economy. The survey estimation methods that we applied to our original database reveal certain performance premia for firms that engage in foreign rather than domestic sourcing and in- rather than outsourcing. This result is robust to different specifications, samples, performance measures, and definitions of sourcing strategies.

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  • Gattai Valeria & Trovato Valentina, 2016. "Estimating Sourcing Premia Using Italian Regional Data," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 16(2), pages 1029-1067, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:bejeap:v:16:y:2016:i:2:p:1029-1067:n:5
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