Seminario 15/07: A. Martín (UNED) –Assessing the impact of domestic outsourcing and offshoring on productivity at the firm level


  • Ponente: Ana Martín, UNED
  • Fecha: 20/Feb/2015 - 10:30 horas
  • Lugar: Seminario Martínez Gallur, Facultad de Economía y Empresa, UMU. Se retransmitirá en directo.
Outsourcing. Business Background.


The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of domestic and foreign sourcing on firm-level productivity. We develop a simple framework which permits the introduction of both domestic outsourcing and offshoring in a conventional production function. We find that the decision to outsource has a positive impact on the level of productivity as it permits the relocation of parts of the production process to external suppliers. Furthermore, there is a positive impact on output resulting from domestic outsourcing and offshoring like any other input.

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