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Job losses, outsourcing and relocation: Empirical evidence using microdata

Manuel Artís, Raul Ramos () and Jordi Suriñach ()

No CREAP2006-05, Working Papers from Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP)

Abstract: Using microdata, we analyse the determinants of firm relocation and conventional outsourcing decisions as a way to reduce employment. The results for a sample of 32 countries show the relevance of factors not considered previously in the literature. Firms that are below average in quality or innovation have a higher propensity to externalise part of their production through outsourcing, while lower relative profitability and longer time to market for new products each imply a higher probability of relocation.

Keywords: Firm relocation; outsourcing; subcontracting; logit models. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M51 M55 R30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 20 pages
Date: 2006-10, Revised 2006-10
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