Production networks, geography, and firm performance

Andrew B. Bernard, Andreas Moxnes, Yukiko Saito

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This paper examines the importance of buyer-supplier relationships for firm performance. We develop a model in which firms outsource tasks and search for suppliers. Lower search and outsourcing costs lead firms to search more and find better suppliers, which in turn drives down marginal costs. We test the theory by exploiting the opening of a high-speed train line in Japan, which lowered the cost of passenger travel but left shipping costs unchanged. Using an exhaustive data set on firms’ buyer-seller linkages, we find significant improvements in firm performance as well as creation of buyer-seller links, consistent with the model.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)639-688
ページ数50
ジャーナルJournal of Political Economy
127
発行部数2
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2019 4 1

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Geography
Production networks
Costs
Firm performance
Suppliers
Seller
Buyers
Marginal cost
Train
Japan
Linkage
Outsourcing
Buyer-supplier relationships
Shipping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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Production networks, geography, and firm performance. / Bernard, Andrew B.; Moxnes, Andreas; Saito, Yukiko.

:: Journal of Political Economy, 巻 127, 番号 2, 01.04.2019, p. 639-688.

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Bernard, Andrew B. ; Moxnes, Andreas ; Saito, Yukiko. / Production networks, geography, and firm performance. :: Journal of Political Economy. 2019 ; 巻 127, 番号 2. pp. 639-688.
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