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The role of intra-firm trade

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  • Gilroy, Bernard Michael

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The paper analyses "intra-firm" trade in manufacturing, that is, the estimated one-third of world trade in manufactures which is transacted between affiliated parties. As firms realize the increasing potential for integrating their operations throughout the world, they are contributing to significant shifts in the patterns of international trade and industrial development. As can be seen from the material presented here, a substantial and growing part of international trade is internalized through the MNEs.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 18039.

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Date of creation: Sep 1987
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:18039

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Keywords: Multinational Enterprise; trade structure; intra-firm trade;

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