Global Sourcing and Firm Selection

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Aufrufstatistik

URI: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-71054
http://hdl.handle.net/10900/48030
Dokumentart: ResearchPaper
Date: 2013
Source: University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance ; 63
Language: English
Faculty: 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Department: Wirtschaftswissenschaften
DDC Classifikation: 330 - Economics
Keywords: Offshoring
Other Keywords:
Vertical integration , Offshoring , Firm selection , Firm productivity
License: Publishing license excluding print on demand
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Abstract:

Which firms find it optimal to integrate their input suppliers into the firm boundaries of control (vertical integration)? Which firms choose to expand their sourcing activities across the national border (offshoring)? This letter provides novel evidence on these questions based on a Spanish firm-level data set. We find that firms selecting into strategies of vertical integration and of offshoring tend to have been more productive ex ante than firms choosing not to do so. This finding is in line with the recent heterogeneous-firm literature on input sourcing under incomplete contracts.

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