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Arbia CHATMI, Bernard GUILHON and Karim ELASRI
The aim of this paper is to analyze service activities offshoring in relation with globalization and value chain disintegration strategies carried out by firms. This movement helps to highlight the country effects, including the role of the services (transport, communication, etc.) that ensures the connection between offshored fragmented activities. Alongside production costs, service links costs are taken into account in the mathematical model proposed. Econometric test confirms the importance of services providing by host countries, that is to say the infrastructure services and the so-called specialized services (research, finance).