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Outsourcing: Volume and Composition of R&D


Hamid Beladi


University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Business - Department of Economics

Sugata Marjit


Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta; City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Department of Economics & Finance

Lei Yang


Hong Kong Polytechnic University

October 7, 2010


Abstract:     
This paper examines the impact of outsourcing of production on the volume and composition of home country’s research and development. We find that outsourcing decreases process R&D of the multinational firm in large markets when it only conducts process R&D (the substitution effect between outsourcing and process R&D). Outsourcing tends to emerge as a complementary factor to product development when the multinational firm conducts both product R&D and process R&D (the complementary effect between outsourcing and product R&D) under some conditions. This implies that international outsourcing has a different effect on product innovation and process innovation.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 20

Keywords: Outsourcing, Product R&D, Process R&D

JEL Classification: D23, F12, L22, O31, O33

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Date posted: October 7, 2010 ; Last revised: October 10, 2010

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Beladi, Hamid and Marjit, Sugata and Yang, Lei, Outsourcing: Volume and Composition of R&D (October 7, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1688823 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1688823

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Hamid Beladi
University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Business - Department of Economics ( email )
6900 North Loop 1604 West
P.O. Box 5636
San Antonio, TX 78249
United States
210-458-7038 (Phone)
210-458-7040 (Fax)
Sugata Marjit
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta ( email )
R 1, B.P. Township
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Kolkata, West Bengal 700094
India
City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Department of Economics & Finance ( email )
83 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon
Hong Kong
Lei Yang (Contact Author)
Hong Kong Polytechnic University ( email )
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong
(852)34003457 (Phone)
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