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Title:Growing Trade in Intermediate Goods: Outsourcing, Global Sourcing or Increasing Importance of MNE Networks? PDF Logo
Authors:Kleinert, Jörn
Issue Date:2000
Series/Report no.:Kieler Arbeitspapiere 1006
Abstract:Trade in intermediate goods as one possible link between rising trade and foreign direct investment is examined. To explain growing intermediate goods trade, three hypotheses are brought forward: outsourcing, global sourcing and the increasing importance of MNE networks. These hypotheses are tested by employing a cross-section framework, which uses OECD input-output table data, and an analysis, which relies on German time-series data. Increasing importance of MNE networks is found to be a reason of growing trade in intermediate goods in the cross-section and the time-series framework. The evidence for outsourcing and global sourcing is found to be much weaker.
Subjects:Globalization
Intermediate Goods Trade
Outsourcing
Global Sourcing
Multinational Enterprise
JEL:F23
F11
F21
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des IfW
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