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By allowing work to be done externally, broadband technology has increased outsourcing

Bergeaud, Antonin, Malgouyres, Clement, Mazet-Sonilhac, Clement and Signorelli, Sara (2021) By allowing work to be done externally, broadband technology has increased outsourcing. LSE Business Review (13 Dec 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Domestic outsourcing has grown substantially in developed countries over the past two decades. One reason for this is technological change that allows work to be done externally. Antonin Bergeaud, Clement Malgouyres, Clement Mazet-Sonilhac and Sara Signorelli show that broadband technology increases firm productivity and the relative demand for high-skilled workers. Both low- and high-skilled workers in non-core occupations were more likely to be outsourced after the arrival of broadband. But only high-skill workers experienced salary gains from being outsourced, while low-skill workers lost out.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2022 13:27
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2022 13:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/113216

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