Productivity and the Sourcing Modes of Multinational Firms : Evidence from French Firm-Level Data ?

  • Fabrice Defever, Farid Toubal
  • Published 2007

Abstract

We investigate the role of a firm’s total factor productivity in its decision to import from its affiliates rather than from independent input suppliers. We propose a slightly modified version of the Antràs and Helpman (2004) model. We assume higher fixed costs under outsourcing and a firm-specific production function. We use detailed French firm-level data… (More)

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