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Diversified boundaries of the firm

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    We analyze diversification of boundaries of local firms in developing countries under the economic globalization. The globalization has an aspect of homogenization of the world economy, but also has another aspect of diversification through international economic activities. Focusing on boundary-level of the firm, this article shows that the diversification from a comparison with boundaries of foreign firms in developed countries is brought by a disadvantage of technology deficit and a home advantage as local firms.

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    Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 338.

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    Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 338. 2012.3
    Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper338

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    Keywords: Developing countries; China; Manufacturing industries; Industrial management; Globalization; Industrial technology; Telephone; Diversification; Technology gaps; Home advantage; Boundaries of firms;

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    1. Antras, Pol & Helpman, Elhanan, 2004. "Global Sourcing," Scholarly Articles 3196327, Harvard University Department of Economics.
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