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Evolution de la sous-traitance en France depuis le début des années 80 : Analyse sur données individuelles d'entreprises




This paper studies the development of outsourcing behaviour of industrial French enterprises between 1984 and 2000. The database is the enterprises annual survey which deals with individual data about French enterprises. The «make or buy» behaviour is of great concern in the theoretical literature but has not led to empirical contributions for its evaluation. Except a few sectional surveys, only one statistical study has been made by the SESSI. This institution publishes an annual report about industrial outsourcing but without proposing longitudinal analysis. This paper presents first the methodology necessary to study the evolution of outsourcing. And then, results concern on the one hand the general growth of the share of outsourcing expenditures related to production (both in global and individual perspectives), and on the other hand the persistent disparity between enterprises.

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  • Nadine Thévenot & Julie Valentin, 2004. "Evolution de la sous-traitance en France depuis le début des années 80 : Analyse sur données individuelles d'entreprises," Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques r04002, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
  • Handle: RePEc:mse:wpsorb:r04002

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    Risk perception; pessimism; optimism; environmental quality.;

    JEL classification:

    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • L24 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Contracting Out; Joint Ventures
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General


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