Job losses, outsourcing and relocation: Empirical evidence using microdata
Raul Ramos () and
Jordi Suriñach ()
No CREAP2006-05, Working Papers from Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP)
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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Working Paper: Job Losses, Outsourcing and Relocation: Empirical Evidence Using Microdata (2007)
Working Paper: Job losses, outsourcing and relocation, empirical evidence using microdata (2006)
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