International outsourcing's role in international technology diffusion - the Irish case

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dc.contributor.authorMcCann, Fergal-
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-30T15:04:37Z-
dc.date.available2010-11-30T15:04:37Z-
dc.date.issued2009-11-
dc.identifier.other200923en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/2621-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyses how international outsourcing affects plant productivity, with the major contribution lying in the identification of heterogeneous effects for firms with differing internationalisation status. The results point to a striking pattern: the status of being an outsourcer matters strongly for indigenous non-exporters, while for exporters and foreign affiliates, tfp increases are lower, insignificant and sometimes negative. On the other hand, a higher intensity of outsourcing matters for both exporters and foreign affiliates, but not for indigenous non-exporters. Similarly, in dynamic analysis, indigenous non-exporters are found to increase tfp for two periods after entering into international outsourcing, while indigenous exporters experience one more weakly significant period of growth. The key message of the paper is thus: outsourcing's role as a channel of technology diffusion is most pronounced when it serves as a first exposure to international markets.en
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dc.publisherUniversity College Dublin. School of Economicsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Seriesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWp 09 23en
dc.relation.requiresEconomists Online Collectionen
dc.subjectOutsourcingen
dc.subjectProductivityen
dc.subjectFirm structureen
dc.subject.classificationF13en
dc.subject.classificationF14en
dc.subject.classificationF23en
dc.subject.classificationL23en
dc.subject.lcshOffshore assembly industryen
dc.subject.lcshContracting outen
dc.subject.lcshIndustrial productivityen
dc.subject.lcshIndustrial organizationen
dc.titleInternational outsourcing's role in international technology diffusion - the Irish caseen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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dc.statusNot peer revieweden
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