DETERMINANTS OF OUTSOURCING PRODUCTION: A Dynamic Panel Data Approach for Manufacturing Industries
No 05-07, Working Papers from Asociación Española de Economía y Finanzas Internacionales
The present paper investigates the determinants of outsourcing production using a panel of 93 Spanish manufacturing industries for the period 1993-2002. Outsourcing is measured as production tasks which are contracting out to independent suppliers, a more direct and suitable indicator. After controlling for unobserved heterogeneity and simultaneity, our results show a high persistence of the outsourcing intensity. Moreover, outsourcing of production is positively related to unit labour costs, skills requirements and national ownership.
Keywords: Outsourcing; Manufacturing Industries; Subcontracting; Unit Labour Costs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L23 L60 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 23 pages
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