- Consulting Editors
- List of Contributors
- Editors’ note
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Abstract and Keywords
This chapter reports the current status of offshoring by Japanese firms based on firm-level data and summarizes how offshoring firms differ from nonoffshoring firms in Japan to derive implications of offshoring for national economies. Section 2 begins with an overview of aggregate statistics related to Japanese offshoring. Section 3 explains the survey design and reports the current state of offshoring by Japanese manufacturing firms. Section 4 reviews how offshoring firms differ from nonoffshoring firms in terms of productivity, employment, and innovation, based on previous empirical studies of Japanese firm-level data. Section 5 adds concluding comments.
Eiichi Tomiura is Dean, College of Economics, and Professor of Economics at Graduate School of Social Sciences, Yokohama National University.
Banri Ito is Associate Professor of Economics, Senshu University, & Fellow (Adjunct) at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Ryuhei Wakasugi is Professor of International Economics at Kyoto University and Program Director of Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan.
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