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Supply Chain Internationalization in East Asia: Inclusiveness and risks

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  • FUJITA Masahisa
  • HAMAGUCHI Nobuaki

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Supply chain internationalization is promoting a new cascade of agglomeration and dispersion. Headquarter tasks agglomerate in major cities in developed countries, while labor intensive tasks are shed to developing countries where offshored tasks form into a geographical concentration. As a whole, international supply chains are productivity and welfare enhancing through their more efficient use of human resources. This magnifies the cost of volatility. A case study on East Asia illustrates these points.

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  • FUJITA Masahisa & HAMAGUCHI Nobuaki, 2014. "Supply Chain Internationalization in East Asia: Inclusiveness and risks," Discussion papers 14066, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
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