Who benefits from outsourcing? A study of one italian region’s small firms

DRUDI, IGNAZIO; Department Of Statistics - University Of Bologna & PACEI, SILVIA; Department Of Statistics - University Of Bologna
This paper analyses the production outsourcing of Emilia-Romagna’s small clothing manufacturers, using a new rich firm-level dataset. This dataset has the considerable advantage of containing interesting information about the outsourcing of certain phases of the production process that no other data source offers. The production process of these firms, which may be of a totally integrated or more fragmented nature, is thus analysed, and the effects of outsourcing are investigated. Since the analysis of the...