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Global Production: Firms, Contracts, and Trade Structure

Pol Antràs

Abstract

This is the first book to provide a fully comprehensive overview of the complicated issues facing multinational companies and their global sourcing strategies. Few international trade transactions today are based on the exchange of finished goods; rather, the majority of transactions are dominated by sales of individual components and intermediary services. Many firms organize global production around offshoring parts, components, and services to producers in distant countries, and contracts are drawn up specific to the parties and distinct legal systems involved. This book examines the contra ... More

Keywords: multinational companies, global sourcing, international trade, world economy, global production, international economics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780691168272
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691168272.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pol Antràs, author
Harvard University

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