The Effect of High-Tech Services Offshoring on Skilled Employment: Intra-Firm Evidence [El efecto del Offshoring de servicios de alta tecnología sobre el empleo cualificado: Evidencia intra-empresa]


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  • The offshoring of high-tech services has greatly increased in recent years, with consequences for firms demand for skilled employment in firms. This paper specifically analyzes the relationship between R&D offshoring and the demand for R&D employment using firm-level data for Spanish manufacturing and services companies during the period 2004-2009. Estimating different specifications with panel data techniques, we find that this association is statistically positive. In particular, if R&D offshoring doubles, the demand for researchers will raise by about 8%.

fecha de publicación

  • 2013-05

Líneas de investigación

  • R&D Offshoring
  • Skilled Employment
  • Wages


  • 13-jun