The future of offshoring FDI in high-tech sectors

Yama Temouri, Nigel L. 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
Pages (from-to)960–970
Number of pages11
JournalFutures
Volume42
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

Bibliographical note

NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Futures. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Temouri, Y, Driffield, NL & Añón Higón, D, 'The future of offshoring FDI in high-tech sectors' Futures, vol 42, no. 9 (2010) DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2010.08.024

Keywords

  • foreign direct investment
  • offshoring
  • high-tech sectors

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

    Temouri, Y., Driffield, N. & Añón Higón, D., Dec 2008, Birmingham (UK): Aston University, (Aston Business School research papers; no. RP0817).

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