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Offshoring has since long been a matter of concern in developed countries and has recently received growing attention in the economic literature. The aim of this paper is to provide a critical review of definitions of offshoring that have been put forward in recent years, thereby updating the definitions in earlier publications of the Federal Planning Bureau. We also take a closer look at how offshoring can be measured. In the absence of individual firm data, we focus on indirect trade-based measures of offshoring, compare them and present results for Belgium that show an upward trend in offshoring.
Structural studies > Globalisation, international trade and offshoring
Sectoral accounts and analyses > Analyses and applications
Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs > Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data [C81]
International Economics > Trade > Country and Industry Studies of Trade [F14]
International Economics > Trade > Economic Integration [F15]
International Economics > International Factor Movements and International Business > Multinational Firms; International Business [F23]