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As the world economy becomes more integrated, products become more globalized. Airplanes, automobiles, computers, watches, and garments are among products whose constituent parts are made all over the world. This volume presents arguments and evidence showing that this process is benign: it raises competitiveness, creates jobs, and enhances economic welfare.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199243310
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sven W. Arndt is C.M. Stone Professor of Money, Credit and Trade and Director, The Lowe Institute of Political Economy, Claremont McKenna College; President, The Commons Institute for International Studies. He is also Managing Editor, "North American Journal of Economics and Finance".

Henryk Kierzkowski is Professor of Economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 A Framework for Fragmentation 17
3 Fragmentation across Cones 35
4 A Communication-Based Model of Global Production Fragmentation 52
5 Offshore Sourcing and Production Sharing in Preference Areas 76
6 Some Causes and Consequences of Fragmentation 88
7 Just How Big is Global Production Sharing? 108
8 Globalization and Fragmentation: Evidence for the Electronics Industry in Ireland 144
9 Foreign Direct Investment and International Fragmentation of Production 165
10 Will Italy Survive Globalization? 187
11 International Subcontracting in the Textile and Clothing Industry 209
12 Joining the Global Economy: Experience and Prospects of the Transition Economies 231
Index 255
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