イトウ バンリ   ITO Banri
  伊藤 萬里
   所属   青山学院大学  経済学部 経済学科
   職種   教授
言語種別 英語
発行・発表の年月 2011
形態種別 学術雑誌
査読 査読有り
標題 Offshore Outsourcing Decision and Capital Intensity: Firm-Level Relationships
執筆形態 共同
掲載誌名 Economic Inquiry
掲載区分国外
巻・号・頁 pp.364-378
著者・共著者 Eiichi Tomiura, Banri Ito and Ryuhei Wakasugi
概要 In offshore sourcing, a firm chooses outsourcing to independent suppliers or in-sourcing from own foreign direct investment (FDI) subsidiaries. Based on the firm-level data on offshore make-or-buy decision covering all manufacturing industries, this paper compares averages, documents inter-firm distributions, and estimates multinomial logit models of the firm's sourcing mode choice. As predicted by previous theoretical models, this paper directly confirms at the firm level that outsourcing firms tend to be substantially labor-intensive compared with firms in-sourcing from the same region, even after the firm's R&D intensity, firm size, or industry is controlled for.