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The paper builds a framework for the analysis of research and development (R&D) offshoring and outsourcing that …
We develop a theory of a firm in an incomplete contracts environment which decides on its complexity, organization, and global scale. Specifically, the firm decides i) how thinly it wants to slice its production process by choosing the mass of symmetric intermediate inputs that are...
It is striking that by far the lion’s share of empirical studies on the impact of outsourcing on firms considers … industrialized countries. However, outsourcing by firms from emerging economies is far from negligible and growing. This paper … investigates the link between outsourcing and innovation empirically using firm-level data for over 20 emerging market economies …
We develop a theory of a firm in an incomplete contracts environment which decides on the complexity, the organization, and the global scale of its production process. Specifically, the firm decides i) how many intermediate inputs are simultaneously combined to a final product, ii) if the...