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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...
In this paper we study the employment effects of changes in the levels and patterns of outsourcing in the Austrian … components. Outsourcing is modelled as changes in the shares of domestically produced intermediates. For this some further … indirect effects of changes in the levels and structures of outsourcing.Second, the framework takes account of all 60 sectors …