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Outsourcing and structural change. Application to a set of OECD countries

  • Sandro Montresor
  • Giuseppe Vittucci Marzetti

The examination in this paper aims to bridge outsourcing and structural change analyses in order to obtain more accurate insights into the extent of outsourcing and to extract more reliable policy recommendations for dealing with its effects. We do this by applying a 'battery' of outsourcing measurements to a group of OECD countries from 1980 to the mid 1990s. Expected results (e.g. the idiosyncratic outsourcing patterns of the UK) are confirmed on a more systematic and comparable basis, while original results (e.g. the low integration of business services in manufacturing in the former socialist economies) are based on the exploitation of new data.

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Volume (Year): 24 (2010)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 731-752

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