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Offshoring of Services and Corruption: Do Firms Escape Corrupt Countries?
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Economics. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Centres, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, CESIS.
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Abstract [en]

In this paper, we analyze how the offshoring of services by Swedish firms is affected by corruption in target economies. Taking stance from the gravity model of trade, we analyze how the choice of country, volume and composition of offshored services is affected by the presence of corruption in target economies. The results suggest that corruption is a deterrent for service offshoring. Firms avoid corrupt countries, and corruption reduces the amount of offshored services. In addition, the sensitivity to corruption is highest for poor countries, and large and internationalized firms are the ones that tend to be the most sensitive to corruption. Given the importance of large firms as international investors and subcontractors, this adds yet another argument for fighting corruption.

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CESIS, KTH Royal Institute of Technology , 2011. , 31 p.
Series
CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation, 243
Keyword [en]
Corruption; Services; Offshoring; Gravity model; Firm level data
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-67493OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-67493DiVA: diva2:485040
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QC 20120213Available from: 2012-02-13 Created: 2012-01-27 Last updated: 2012-02-13Bibliographically approved

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