Knowledge Transfer Under Subcontracting : Evidence from Czech Firms

  title={Knowledge Transfer Under Subcontracting : Evidence from Czech Firms},
  author={Alan Deardorff and Simeon Djankov},
  • Alan Deardorff, Simeon Djankov
  • Published 2000
We investigate the significance of subcontracting arrangements as a source of knowledge transfer and increased efficiency for Czech firms during 1993 through 1996. We draw on detailed enterprise surveys and interviews with the managers of 373 manufacturing firms in the Prague region. The results suggest a positive correlation between employee training and subcontracting. Subcontracting is also associated with a reduction in variable costs and a price premium on the stock market. The effect of… CONTINUE READING

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