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Estimating sourcing premia with Italian regional data

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  • Valeria Gattai
  • Valentina Trovato

This paper explores the link between sourcing and performance for a representative sample of manufacturing firms located in Lombardy, the leading economic region in Italy. Survey estimation methods, applied to the authors’ original database, reveal that there exist some performance premia for firms engaged in foreign, rather than domestic and in- rather than out- sourcing. This result is robust to different specifications, samples, performance measures and definitions of sourcing strategies.

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Paper provided by University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 276.

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