Outsourcing and Structural Change. An Application to Some OECD Countries

40 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2007

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Sandro Montresor

University of Bologna - Department of Economics

Giuseppe Vittucci Marzetti

University of Milano-Bicocca - Department of Sociology and Social Research

Date Written: September 2006

Abstract

The paper aims at showing why and how outsourcing and structural change analysis could be bridged in order to obtain more accurate insights of economic dynamics and draw more reliable policy implications. Such a bridge is then set at work by applying a battery of outsourcing measurements to some OECD countries over the '80s and the middle '90s. On the one hand, standard results - such as the particular UK outsourcing patterns - are confirmed on a more systematic and comparable basis. On the other hand, original results - such as the lowest integration of business services in manufacturing revealed by the former socialist economies - are obtained by exploiting new available data.

Keywords: Outsourcing, Input-output analysis, Vertical integration, Tertiarization, Manufacturing

JEL Classification: D230, D570, L160, L220, L240, L600, O140

Suggested Citation

Montresor, Sandro and Vittucci Marzetti, Giuseppe, Outsourcing and Structural Change. An Application to Some OECD Countries (September 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1030510 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1030510

Sandro Montresor

University of Bologna - Department of Economics ( email )

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Giuseppe Vittucci Marzetti (Contact Author)

University of Milano-Bicocca - Department of Sociology and Social Research ( email )

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Milano, MI 20126
Italy

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