The extent and impact of outsourcing:evidence from Germany

Aubochon, Craig, Bandyopadhyay, Subhayu and Bhaumik, Sumon (2012). The extent and impact of outsourcing:evidence from Germany. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, July/A (4), pp. 287-304.

Abstract

The authors use data from several sources, including plant-level data from the manufacturing sector in Germany, to expand the literature on outsourcing. They find that, in Germany, the extent of outsourcing among manufacturing industries is higher than among service industries and that the outsourcing intensity of these industries did not change much between 1995 and 2005. They also find a statistically significantly positive impact of industry-level outsourcing intensity on German plant-level labor productivity for both 2000 and 2005. The estimated economic impact of outsourcing on plant-level productivity is also fairly significant.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Business and International Management
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Published Date: 2012-07
Authors: Aubochon, Craig
Bandyopadhyay, Subhayu
Bhaumik, Sumon

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