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Globalization and the 'New Enterprise'

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  • Marin, Dalia
  • Verdier, Thierry

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Globalization has been identified by many experts as a new way firms organize their activities. This Paper surveys recent work that examines the role of trade integration between similar and dissimilar countries for these changes in corporate organization. It is shown that international competition and international trade both increase the stakes of the firm, which affects the behaviour of agents inside the corporation. This way, trade integration leads to waves of outsourcing and to convergence in corporate cultures across countries.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 3640.

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Date of creation: Nov 2002
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:3640

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Keywords: corporate governance; empowerment; international trade with imperfect competition; outsourcing; theory of the firm;

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