Foreign outsourcing and the product cycle : evidence from micro data

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Abstract

This paper provides empirical evidence on the product cycle and the firm's make-or-buy decision by using a firm-level data set with a direct measure of foreign outsourcing. Across industries, foreign outsourcing tends to be inactive in R&D-intensive industries. Within each industry, products exported from the home country are on average significantly more R&D intensive than those outsourced to independent foreign firms. Products manufactured within subsidiaries at South tend to have medium R&D intensity. This ordering in R&D intensity is consistent with the theoretical prediction.

Journal

  • Applied Economics Letters

    Applied Economics Letters 15(13), 1019-1022, 2008

    Taylor & Francis

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    120001723301
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11010169
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    1350-4851
  • Data Source
    IR 
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