Spatial Agglomeration, Technology and Outsourcing of Knowledge Intensive Business Services Empirical Insights from Italy

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Antonietti, Roberto; Cainelli, Giulio;
(2007)
  • Publisher: Milano: Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
  • Subject: KIBS, Service Outsourcing, R&D, ICT, Spatial Agglomeration | L84 | Unternehmensdienstleistung | Service Outsourcing | Agglomerationseffekt | L24 | R32 | R&D | Forschung | R12 | Outsourcing | Italien | ICT | KIBS | Spatial Agglomeration | Informationstechnik
    • jel: jel:L84 | jel:R12 | jel:R32 | jel:L24
      ddc: ddc:330

Aim of this paper is to explore the main drivers of outsourcing of knowledge intensive business services by Italian manufacturing firms. While anecdotal and empirical evidence has emphasized labour cost and scale economies as behind firms’ choices to outsource productio... View more
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