2015

The Dynamics of Offshoring and Institutions

Särtryck nr 2015:55

Författare: Fredrik Heyman och Patrik Gustavsson TingvallÅr: 2015 Publikation: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy Årgång (nr): 15 (4) Sidor: 1975–2016
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Previous research has found that weak institutions can hamper investment and alter patterns of trade. However, little is known about the impact of institutional quality on offshoring. This lack of knowledge is surprising, given that offshoring has become an important part of many firms’ internationalization strategies. This study uses detailed firm-level data for the 1997–2005 period to examine the relationship between institutional quality in 113 source countries and offshoring by Swedish firms. The results suggest that weak institutions are negatively related to offshoring in general and to the offshoring of R&D- and relationship specificity-intensive inputs in particular. An analysis of learning effects suggests that the impact of weak institutions on the offshoring of relationship specificity-intensive inputs vanishes when firms return to countries from which they have previous market experience. Our results are robust to the use of various measures of institutional quality.


Referens:
Heyman, Fredrik och Patrik Gustavsson Tingvall (2015), "The Dynamics of Offshoring and Institutions". B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 15(4), 1975–2016.

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