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Does the transport industry gain from manufacturing internationalization? An empirical investigation on the Italian regions

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  • Elia, Stefano
  • Maggi, Elena
  • Mariotti, Ilaria

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The present paper deals with the impact of manufacturing internationalisation, in the forms of international trade, cooperation agreements - measured by inward and outward processing trade (IPT and OPT, respectively) - and FDI, on the transport industry employment. Descriptive statistics and econometric analysis are carried out at the ‘regional-industry’ level (20 NUTS2 regions and 8 transport sub-industries) with reference to Italy in the period 1996-2001. Results show that export, FDI and the components of IPT (temporary import and re-export) positively affect the transport employment variation in 1996-2001, while import and the components of OPT (temporary export and re-import) display a negative impact.

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  • Elia, Stefano & Maggi, Elena & Mariotti, Ilaria, 2011. "Does the transport industry gain from manufacturing internationalization? An empirical investigation on the Italian regions," European Transport \ Trasporti Europei, ISTIEE, Institute for the Study of Transport within the European Economic Integration, issue 49, pages 53-74.
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