Cross-regional Variations in Offshore Outsourcing Choices: Evidence from Firm-level Data

執筆者 冨浦 英一  (ファカルティフェロー) /伊藤 萬里  (ヴィジティングスカラー) /若杉 隆平  (研究主幹)
発行日/NO. 2008年8月  08-E-029


In offshoring, a firm chooses outsourcing to independent suppliers or in-sourcing from their FDI subsidiaries. This paper empirically examines how the factor intensity is related with the firm’s offshore make-or-buy decision based on the Japanese direct firm-level data of offshoring across all manufacturing industries. This paper confirms that in-sourcing firms tend to be substantially more capital-intensive than outsourcing firms, even if firm size or industry is controlled for. Among the firms offshoring to China compared with North, firms with wider range of capital-labor ratio choose to integrate but relatively capital-intensive firms are active in outsourcing.