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Specialisation of European Manufacturing

  • Karl Aiginger


The article investigates how the structure of manufacturing changes in the EU countries over the past 15 years: it presents evidence about the specialisation of countries in production and exports in general and whether the share of the most important industries is decreasing or increasing under the impact of integration and globalisation.

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Volume (Year): 5 (2000)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 81-92

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Handle: RePEc:wfo:wquart:y:2000:i:2:p:81-92
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