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Working Paper No. 192. Offshoring of Services and Corruption

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Företagandets villkor, Gravity model, Korruption, Mikrodata, Offshoring, Patrik Karpaty, Patrik Tingvall
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In this paper, we analyze how the offshoring of services by Swedish firms is affected by corruption in target economies. The results suggest that firms avoid corrupt countries and that corruption reduces the amount of offshored services. In addition, the sensitivity to corruption is highest for poor countries, and large and internationalized firms are the ones that tend to be the most sensitive to corruption.

Karpaty, P. & Gustavsson Tingvall, P. (2012). Offshoring of Services and Corruption: Do Firms Escape Corrupt Countries?. Ratio Working Paper No. 192.

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Service Offshoring and Corruption: Do Firms Escape Corrupt Countries?
Article (with peer review)Publikation
Karpaty, P. & Gustavsson Tingvall, P.
Publiceringsår

2015

Sammanfattning

We analyze how service offshoring by Swedish firms is affected by corruption in source countries. The results suggest that firms avoid corrupt countries and that corruption reduces the volume of service offshoring. Analyzing firm heterogeneity, we find that large and internationalized firms are the ones that are the most sensitive to corruption. In addition, sensitivity to corruption tends to increase with falling income in source countries. These results suggest that the gains from reduced corruption may be the greatest for poor countries.

Service Offshoring and Corruption: Do Firms Escape Corrupt Countries?
Artikel (med peer review)Publikation
Karpaty, P. & Gustavsson Tingvall, P.
Publiceringsår

2015

Sammanfattning

We analyze how service offshoring by Swedish firms is affected by corruption in source countries. The results suggest that firms avoid corrupt countries and that corruption reduces the volume of service offshoring. Analyzing firm heterogeneity, we find that large and internationalized firms are the ones that are the most sensitive to corruption. In addition, sensitivity to corruption tends to increase with falling income in source countries. These results suggest that the gains from reduced corruption may be the greatest for poor countries.

Offshoring and Home Country R&D
Article (with peer review)Publikation
Karpaty, P. & Gustavsson Tingvall, P.
Publiceringsår

2015

Sammanfattning

National concerns are occasionally raised against offshoring economic activities to other countries. While most of the existing literature has focused on the effects on labour demand and productivity, the effects on domestic R&D have largely been neglected. Using Swedish firm-level data, we analyse the effects of material offshoring on the R&D intensity of domestic firms. The results suggest that the overall impact of offshoring on R&D is negative. The negative effect on home country R&D stems from offshoring by small firms from other high-income countries. Conversely, offshoring increases home country R&D among large firms. As large firms perform the bulk of Swedish R&D, the net effect of offshoring on R&D is positive.

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