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Kilpailukyky ja globaalin toimintaympäristön muutos - Suomen koneteollisuus maailmantaloudessa


  • Suni, Paavo
  • Ylä-Anttila, Pekka


The report analyses the impacts of globalization on competitiveness of national economies, industries and firms. The focus is in mechanical and electrical engineering and machinery. Global division of labor has significantly changed over the past few decades when the large emerging economies notably China have increased their role in worlds industrial production. Prices of industrial goods relative to GDP prices of developed countries have been falling thereby pressing the price competitiveness of industrial-country- firms who have been looking for new competitive edge on the global market. This includes offshoring and outsourcing and moving to service provision. The Finnish mechanical and engineering industry has adapted to changing global competitive environment through major structural changes the firm and plant structures have changed as consequence of exits and major reallocation of resources from less productive to higher productive units.

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  • Suni, Paavo & Ylä-Anttila, Pekka, 2011. "Kilpailukyky ja globaalin toimintaympäristön muutos - Suomen koneteollisuus maailmantaloudessa," Discussion Papers 1255, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.
  • Handle: RePEc:rif:dpaper:1255

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    competitive edge; globalisation; emerging economies; mechanical and electrical engineering; productivity;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
    • L64 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Other Machinery; Business Equipment; Armaments
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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