Offshoring de producción intermedia e innovación¿Afecta el modo de gobierno a la relación?

  1. Lucía Avella 1
  2. Sandra Valle 1
  3. Francisco García 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Oviedo

    Universidad de Oviedo

    Oviedo, España


Economía industrial

ISSN: 0422-2784

Year of publication: 2015

Issue Title: Clusters y multinacionales

Issue: 397

Pages: 105-119

Type: Article

More publications in: Economía industrial


This paper analyzes the effect of intermediate manufacturing offshoring on innovation by firms and whether this effect is maintained irrespective of the governance mode chosen: offshore outsourcing or captive offshoring. For this purpose, data on 1,203 Spanish manufacturing firms from the Encuesta sobre Estrategias Empresariales (ESEE) –Survey on Business Strategies– for the period 2006-2009 are used. The results show a positive relationship between offshored manufacturing of parts and components and product innovation at firm level, and this effect remains positive for both offshoring governance modes.

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