Outsourcing and Structural Change: Shifting Firm and Sectoral Boundaries

Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Università di Bologna, Working Paper Series 566, June 2006

34 Pages Posted: 19 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: June 2006

Abstract

The paper aims at investigating the structural change implications of outsourcing. In trying to bridge the organizational/industrial and the sectoral/structural analysis of outsourcing, it discusses the rational and the methodological pros and cons of a "battery" of outsourcing measurements for structural change analysis. Their functioning is then illustrated through a concise application of them to the OECD area over the '80s and the early '90s. A combined used of them emerges as recommendable in checking for the role of outsourcing with respect to that of other structural change determinants.

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: Shifting Firm and Sectoral Boundaries (June 2006). Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Università di Bologna, Working Paper Series 566, June 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1030513 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1030513

Sandro Montresor

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

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Milano, MI 20126
Italy

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