publication . Article . 2007

Comportements des firmes et commerce international

Joël Thomas Ravix; Olivier Sautel;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007 Journal: Revue de l'OFCE, volume 100, page 175 (issn: 1265-9576, eissn: 1777-5647, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: CAIRN
Abstract
Growth of international outsourcing, has been a dominant feature of the international economy. Recent theoretical developments have focused on firm behaviour and its consequences on trade structure, through the introduction of the modern theory of the firm. In a first section, we link this new approach with previous explanations of vertical specialization (intra-industry trade and Multinational Corporation). In a second section, we present methodology and results of these new developments, which analyze trade as a consequence of the choices of heterogeneous firms about organisational structure and localisation. In a third section, we discuss contributions and li...
Subjects
free text keywords: General Economics, Econometrics and Finance, Theory of the firm, Multinational corporation, Vertical specialization, Outsourcing, business.industry, business, Organizational structure, Foreign direct investment, Economics, Industrial organization, Modern theory, jel:F12, jel:F23, jel:L22, jel:L23
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