The futures of offshoring FDI in high-tech sectors

Yama Temouri, Nigel L. Driffield, Dolores Añón Higón

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    This paper examines what is still a relatively new phenomenon in the literature, the outsourcing/offshoring of high-technology manufacturing and services. This has become a concern for both policy makers and academics for two reasons. Firstly, policy makers have become concerned that the offshoring of high-technology sectors in the West will follow the more labour intensive sectors, and move to lower cost locations. Secondly, international business theory has tended to view low costs, and high levels of indigenous technological development as being the two main drivers of location advantage in the attraction of FDI. We show that this may not be the case for offshored high-technology manufacturing or services.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)960-970
    Number of pages11
    Issue number9
    StatePublished - Nov 2010


    • Foreign Direct Investment
    • High-tech sectors
    • Offshoring


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