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The skill composition in the light of sourcing:offshoring and inshoring
Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
2014 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Orebro University , 2014. , 73 p.
Keyword [en]
Offshoring, firm level data, relative employment, translog cost function
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-35277OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-35277DiVA: diva2:725213
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Available from: 2014-06-20 Created: 2014-06-10 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
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1. Firm level effects of offshoring of goods and services on relative labor demand
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Abstract [en]

Based on firm level data for the Swedish manufacturing sector the objective of this paper is to analyze relative labor demand effects due to offshoring. Actual firm-level trade data allow us to distinguish between goods and service offshoring, as well as sourcing country. Overall, our results give no support to the fears that offshoring of goods or services lead to out-location of high-skilled activity in Swedish firms. Rather, this paper finds robust evidence that the aggregate effects from offshoring lead to increasing relative demand of high-skilled labor, mainly due to serviceoffshoring to middle income countries.

Keyword
Offshoring, firm level data, relative employment, translog cost function
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-35855 (URN)
Note

This paper is published

Andersson, L., Karpaty, P., & Savsin, S. (2016). Firm-level effects of offshoring of materials and services on relative labor demand. Review of World Economics, , 1-30. doi:10.1007/s10290-015-0243-8

Available from: 2014-08-05 Created: 2014-08-05 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
2. Labor demand, offshoring and inshoring: evidence from swedish firm-level data
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Labor demand, offshoring and inshoring: evidence from swedish firm-level data
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The objective of this paper is to analyze effects on firm-level relative demand for skilled labor due to imports of intermediates (offshoring) and exports of intermediates (inshoring). The study is based on a dataset of Swedish manufacturing firms, 1997-2002, using actual trade flows in intermediate goods and services, respectively. Descriptive data show that goods inshoring is much larger than goods offshoring, while the reverse is true for services. There is however a strong increase in services inshoring over the study period. Controlling for potential endogeneity due to high-performing firms self selecting into offshoring and inshoring, our results indicate that there is a positive effect of services offshoring while inshoring has no significant effect on the skill composition of workers in Swedish firms.

Keyword
Inshoring, offshoring, relative labor demand, firm-level data
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-35856 (URN)
Available from: 2014-08-05 Created: 2014-08-05 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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