Skill-Upgrading and Internationalization

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Titel: Skill-Upgrading and Internationalization
Country-of-Origin or End-Use of Products.
Forfatter: Sørensen, Anders
Resume: This paper investigates the empirical consequences for the relationship between skill upgrading and internationalization by decomposing import after country-of-origin and after the end-use of products. I find that the break-down after country-of-origin is of crucial importance, implying that international trade with low-wage countries leads to comprehensive skill upgrading, whereas international trade with high-wage countries leads to skill downgrading in Danish Manufacturing. The empirical literature on skill-upgrading and internationalization has mainly focused on international outsourcing and has to a large extent disregarded import penetration. By splitting import after country-of-origin, this reintroduces import penetration as an important explanation for skill upgrading. skill upgrading, import, country-of-origin, end-use of products
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7686
Dato: 2007-12-04

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