publication . Article . 2010

Global Value Chain Indicators: Application to the Italian Sectors - Gli indicatori della global value chain: un’applicazione ai settori italiani

Ricotta, Fernanda;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Economia Internazionale / International Economics, volume 63, issue 4, pages 423-450
In this paper the extent of international fragmentation of production in Italian manufacturing industries for the years 1985, 1995 and 2000 is assessed with different indicators. The objective is to determine where fragmentation is most prevalent and to provide a description of the key characteristics of those sectors. The paper first presents a survey of global value chain indicators and how these have been used in the economic literature. The second part supplies empirical evidence on the global linkages of Italian firms. The results obtained show that the degree of fragmentation of production is more closely linked to the characteristics of industrial sectors...
free text keywords: Input-output Tables; Offshoring Indicators; Vertical Specialisation; Industry Studies, jel:D20, jel:F15, jel:L60
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