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The impacts of natural disasters on global supply chains


  • Masato Abe
  • Linghe Ye

    (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP))


This paper explores how global supply chains expand the risks of natural disasters and how natural disasters affect supply chain operations in the Asia-Pacific context.

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  • Masato Abe & Linghe Ye, 2012. "The impacts of natural disasters on global supply chains," Working Papers 11512, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..
  • Handle: RePEc:esc:wpaper:11512

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    1. Kirchberger, Martina, 2017. "Natural disasters and labor markets," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 125(C), pages 40-58.
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    2. Ambroziak, Łukasz, 2020. "Wpływ pandemii COVID-19 na handel rolno-spożywczy Polski: pierwsze doświadczenia," Problems of World Agriculture / Problemy Rolnictwa Światowego, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, vol. 20(35, Part ), December.

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    Globalization; global supply chain; cross-border business and production networks; international logistics system; natural disaster risk; Japan; Thailand;
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    JEL classification:

    • F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business
    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions

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