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The effect of high-tech services offshoring on skilled employment: intra-firm evidence
El efecto del Offshoring de servicios de alta tecnología sobre el empleo cualificado: evidencia intra-empresa

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Tamayo, Mery Patricia and Huergo, Elena (2013) The effect of high-tech services offshoring on skilled employment: intra-firm evidence. [ Documentos de Trabajo de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales; nº 06, 2013, ISSN: 2255-5471 ]

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Abstract

The offshoring of high-tech services has greatly increased in recent years, with consequences for firms demand for skilled employment in firms. This paper specifically analyzes the relationship between R&D offshoring and the demand for R&D employment using firm-level data for Spanish manufacturing and services companies during the period 2004-2009. Estimating different specifications with panel data techniques, we find that this association is statistically positive. In particular, if R&D offshoring doubles, the demand for researchers will raise by about 8%.

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Este trabajo analiza la relación entre el offshoring de I+D y la demanda de investigadores utilizando datos de empresas españolas manufactureras y de servicios durante el período 2004-2009. A partir de la estimación de una ecuación de demanda de investigadores con técnicas de datos de panel, encontramos que esta asociación es estadísticamente positiva. En particular, los resultados sugieren que si las empresas duplicaran sus compras de servicios de I+D en el extranjero, su demanda de investigadores aumentaría alrededor del 8%.

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JEL: F16, L24, 03.
This research has been partially funded by the CICYT project ECO2010-19847. The authors are particularly grateful to María García-Vega for useful comments.

Uncontrolled Keywords:R&D offshoring; wages; Skilled employment.
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):Offshoring de I+D; Salarios; Empleo cualificado.
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > Labor
Series Name:Documentos de Trabajo de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales
Volume:2013
Number:06
ID Code:21751
Deposited On:10 Jun 2013 10:56
Last Modified:12 Sep 2016 08:30

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