Offshoring: a multi-country study of FDI in high-technology sectors

Yama Temouri, Nigel Driffield, Dolores Añón Higón

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Abstract

This paper examines what is still a relatively new phenomenon in the literature, the outsourcing / offshoring of high technology manufacturing and services. This has become a concern for both policy makers and academics for two reasons. Firstly, policy makers have become concerned that the offshoring of high technology sectors in the West will follow the more labour intensive sectors, and move to lower cost locations. Secondly, international business theory has tended to view low costs, and high levels of indigenous technological development as being the two main drivers of location advantage in the attraction of FDI. We show that this may not be the case for offshored high technology manufacturing or services.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBirmingham (UK)
PublisherAston University
VolumeRP0817
ISBN (Print)9781-85449-740-6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

Publication series

NameAston Business School research papers
PublisherAston University
No.RP0817

Bibliographical note

Aston Business School Research Papers are published by the Institute to bring the results of research in progress to a wider audience and to facilitate discussion. They will normally be published in a revised form subsequently and the agreement of the authors should be obtained before referring to its contents in other published works.

Keywords

  • outsourcing
  • offshoring
  • high technology
  • manufacturing
  • services

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