The value of international outsourcing: a study on Veneto clothing industry Carlo Gianelle, University of Siena, Doctoral School Giuseppe Tattara, University of Venice, Dept. of Economics October 2007
Self-selected group of 70 limited and joint stock companies based in Veneto (1/4 of the total employment of companies with more than 50 employees ), final producers in the clothing and footwear sector, which have delocalized some important production phases
Mostly medium-size firms , with average workforce of 110, average turnover of 36 millions of Euros
Budget data from the Veneto Provincial Chamber of Commerce collection; employment data from the VWH database; data on outsourcing from a questionnaire delivered to each firm and supplemented by several telephone interviews
Time: 1982 – 2003, unbalanced panel; 16 obs. per firm on average
Countries of delocalization: Romania , China , Tunisia , Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Turkey, Slovakia, India, Indonesia, etc.