The emergence of the outsourcing market and product technological performance

Shihping Huang*

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Abstract

This study is a novel empirical endeavor to analyze the impact of market demand and product technological performance on the growth of industry's outsourcing activities. Using the laptop computer industry as an example, this study examines the connection between the growth of outsourcing activities and product technological performance as well as market demand. The results suggest that, in addition to the relative efficiency assumed from transaction cost economies, the products' technological performance and market demand might also influence the growth of industry's outsourcing activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-139
Number of pages8
JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
Volume82
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2014

Keywords

  • Integration
  • Modularity
  • Offshoring
  • Outsourcing
  • Technology life cycle

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