publication . Article . 2007

International Outsourcing and Productivity in Italian Manufacturing Sectors

Alessia Lo Turco;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007 Journal: Rivista italiana degli economisti, issue 1, pages 125-146
Abstract
This paper estimates the effect of international outsourcing of materials and services on productivity in Italian manufacturing sectors during the period 1985-1997. Three different measures of outsourcing are used. Firstly, a "narrow" measure of outsourcing is calculated as the intensity of intermediate inputs that each sector imports from the same sector abroad. Secondly, a "broad" measure of outsourcing of materials is calculated as the intensity of materials imported from non-energy manufacturing sectors abroad. Finally, outsourcing of services is measured as the total imported business and financial services. Outsourcing is modelled as to affect TFP and the ...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSIONInformationSystems_GENERAL
free text keywords: Knowledge process outsourcing, business.industry, business, Total factor productivity, Financial services, Industrial organization, Outsourcing, Offshoring, International trade
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