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Determinants of Offshoring: Empirical Evidence from Ireland

Murphy, Gavin and Siedschlag, Iulia (2012) Determinants of Offshoring: Empirical Evidence from Ireland. [EU Commission - Working Document]

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    We analyse determinants of an enterprise’s decision to offshore business activities using an unique data set for enterprises in Ireland over the period 2001-2006. Our results suggest that, on average, other things equal, larger, more productive enterprises, foreign-owned enterprises and those which used information and communication technologies (ICT) were more likely to offshore. Furthermore, characteristics of the import source region had an important influence on enterprise offshoring behaviour, with offshoring to regions outside of the advanced European Union’s economies being less likely. Further, we find that patterns of offshoring differed between service and manufacturing enterprises. Finally, it appears that the type of business function that was offshored impacted on the strength of the link between the enterprise’s decision to offshore and offshoring determinants.

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    Item Type: EU Commission - Working Document
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Ireland
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > business/private economic activity
    Subjects for EU documents: Community-Member State Relations > Ireland
    Economic and Financial Affairs > General
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Institutional Author: European Union, November 1993 to date > Commission
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: Yes
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2019 09:12
    Number of Pages: 23
    Last Modified: 24 Oct 2019 09:12

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