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Exports versus FDI: do firms use FDI as a mechanism to smooth demand volatility?

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  • Yang-Ming Chang
  • Philip Gayle

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of World Economics.

Volume (Year): 145 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (October)
Pages: 447-467

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Handle: RePEc:spr:weltar:v:145:y:2009:i:3:p:447-467

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Keywords: Exports; Foreign direct investment; Demand volatility; Fast transport; Trade costs; F2; F12; F23;

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