Outsourcing in Finnish Manufacturing – Does Industry Matter? (in Finnish with English abstract and summary)

This study analyses the extent of outsourcing in Finnish manufacturing. We find that in the early 2000s, 60% of companies in the Metal, Engineering and Electronics industries (the Technology industry) on average have outsourced some of their functions. In other manufacturing industries, the corresponding share is 68%. Differentiating between functions and regions, the offshore outsourcing concerns mainly production activities, and to a lesser extent R&D. The study also analyses the expectations of companiesŽ labour demand between outsourcers and non-outsourcers. Roughly half of the companies in the Technology industry that have outsourced R&D will increase their domestic R&D employment during the next 3 years. In other com-panies in the Technology industry, the corresponding share is significantly lower.

Publication info

Series
Discussion Papers no. 1070
Date
2007
Keywords
outsourcing, production, research and development, services, industry
Avainsanat
ulkoistus, tuotanto, tutkimus ja kehitys, palvelut, teollisuus
Pages
15
Price
10 €
Language
Finnish