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Author Casson, Mark, 1945-

Title Multinationals and world trade : vertical integration and the division of labour in world industries / Mark Casson and associates
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 401 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge revivals
Routledge revivals.
Contents "" Multinationals and World Trade Vertical Integration and the Division of Labour in World Industries ""; ""Copyright ""; "" Multinationals and World Trade Vertical Integration and the Division of Labour in World Industries ""; ""Copyright ""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""The authors""; ""1 Introduction and Summary""; ""Structural changes in the world economy""; ""Intra-firm trade in intermediate products""; ""Factors affecting vertical integration""; ""The measurement of intra-firm trade""; ""A survey of statistical evidence on intra-firm trade""
""Disequilibrium pricing in a Walrasian market""""Transfer pricing""; ""Monopolistic price distortion and its substitution effect""; ""Fixed costs and indivisibilities""; ""Theories of imperfect information""; ""Bargaining problems""; ""Multilateral bargaining, collusion and the empty core""; ""Competition and entry into the downstream industry""; ""The dynamics of VI: changes in the division of labour over the industry life cycle""; ""Industry-specific costs of VI""; ""Social welfare and government policy towards VI""; ""Predicting the inter-industry incidence of VI""
""Dynamic costs and benefits of the division of labour""""Indivisibilities and economies of scale""; ""Limits to the division of labour""; ""Variations in the division of labour between industries""; ""The international dimension: factors influencing the division of labour over space""; ""A model of the international division of labour""; ""Solution of the model""; ""Explanation of the New International Division of Labour""; ""Implications for future research""; ""Appendix: solution to the formal model""; ""Notes""; ""3 Vertical Integration and Intra-firm Trade ""; ""Introduction""
""Implications for future research""""Notes""; ""Part II: Industry Studies""; ""4 The Motor Industry ""; ""Introduction""; ""The rise of the American multinationals and the export trade""; ""Multinational production and trade since the 1950s""; ""Political pressure and alternatives to direct investment""; ""Trade liberalization and the integration of multinational production""; ""The determinants of intra-firm trade""; ""A regression model of intermediate product trade""; ""Inter-firm intermediate product trade""; ""Summary, conclusion and prospect""; ""Notes""
""The structure of us intra-firm trade in 1977""""The case-study approach to intra-firm trade""; ""The growth of intra-firm trade in the motor industry""; ""Intra-firm trade and the rationalization of the European bearing industry""; ""The synthetic fibre industry""; ""The tin industry""; ""The copper industry""; ""The banana export trade""; ""The shipping industry""; ""Conclusions""; ""Notes""; ""Part I: Theory""; ""2 The International Division of Labour""; ""Introduction""; ""The concept of the 'division of labour'""; ""Static costs and benefits of the division of labour""
Notes Originally published: London : Allen & Unwin, 1986
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-388) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject International business enterprises -- Case studies.
International business enterprises.
International division of labor.
Vertical integration -- Case studies
Vertical integration.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Exports & Imports.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- Marketing.
International business enterprises.
International division of labor.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Trade & Tariffs.
Vertical integration.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203818520