Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/00036841003742595
Title: The impact of material and service outsourcing on employment in Thailand's manufacturing industries
Authors: Thangavelu, S.M. 
Chongvilaivan, A. 
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Source: Thangavelu, S.M., Chongvilaivan, A. (2011-11). The impact of material and service outsourcing on employment in Thailand's manufacturing industries. Applied Economics 43 (27) : 3931-3944. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/00036841003742595
Abstract: With increasing emphasis on the importance of outsourcing, the 'fear of job losses' has been of significant interest, not only in the developed countries, but also in the developing countries. In this article, we empirically investigate the impacts of intermediate inputs (material) and services outsourcing on the relative demands for skilled and unskilled labour in Thailand's manufacturing sectors from 1999 to 2003. Based on the aggregation of establishment-level data at 4-digit industrial classification, we find that both intermediate inputs and service outsourcing are relatively skill-biased. Further, our results show that intermediate inputs outsourcing has negative impacts on the relative demands for skilled and unskilled workers, whereas service outsourcing shifts the demand towards skilled workers at the expense of unskilled workers. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.
Source Title: Applied Economics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52126
ISSN: 00036846
DOI: 10.1080/00036841003742595
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