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Does the logistics sector gain from manufacturing internationalisation? An empirical investigation on the Italian case

  • Elia, Stefano

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  • Maggi, Elena

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  • Mariotti, Ilaria

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The present paper deals with the impact of manufacturing internationalisation, in the forms of international trade, cooperation agreement and FDI, on the logistics sector. Some descriptive statistics are provided for the Italian macro-areas and the logistics employment and an econometric analysis is carried out at the "regional-industry" level (20 NUTS2 regions and 11 logistics sub-sectors) with reference to the Italian case in the period 1996-2001. Results show that export and FDIs positively affect the logistics employment variation in 1996-2001, while import and cooperation agreements display a negative or not significant impact.

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Paper provided by University of Molise, Dept. EGSeI in its series Economics & Statistics Discussion Papers with number esdp09052.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 25 Aug 2009
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Handle: RePEc:mol:ecsdps:esdp09052
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