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Production Sharing and Comparative Advantage: The Cases of East Asia and Mexico

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  • Chong-Sup Kim

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    The industrial structures and strategy of the country, which exports parts and components, seem to have a significant effect on the pattern of production sharing of the country where assembly takes place. In the case of some East Asian countries, the pattern and the competitiveness in the assembly of final products strongly depends on the industrial structure and production sharing strategy of Japan. However, the relationship between Mexico and the United States seems to be completely different in that the pattern of production sharing of the first has little relationship with the export pattern of the second of parts and components. This difference may be explained through the difference between the United States and Japan in terms of the pattern of production sharing. Japan’s production sharing is based on specialization, whereas the production sharing of the United States is based on intra-industrial trade.

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    Article provided by in its journal Economia Mexicana NUEVA EPOCA.

    Volume (Year): XI (2002)
    Issue (Month): 2 (July-December)
    Pages: 409-430

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    Handle: RePEc:emc:ecomex:v:11:y:2002:i:2:p:409-430

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    Keywords: production sharing; parts and components; revealed comparative advantage;

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    1. Avinash K. Dixit & Gene M. Grossman, 1981. "Trade and Protection with Multistage Production," NBER Working Papers 0794, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Ng, Francis & Yeats, Alexander, 1999. "Production sharing in East Asia : who does what for whom, and why?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2197, The World Bank.
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    1. Leticia Blazquez & Carmen Díaz-Mora & Rosario Gandoy, 2011. "EU Integration and Production Networks: Evidende from Spain," ERSA conference papers ersa10p583, European Regional Science Association.
    2. Belén González Díaz & Leticia Blázquez, 2013. "International Automotive Production Networks: How the web comes together," Working Papers. Serie EC 2013-05, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).

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