The Global Factory: Foreign Assembly in International Trade

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Brookings Institution Press, 1985 - Business & Economics - 259 pages
 

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Contents

The Setting
1
The International Reorganization of Production
2
Basic Questions
9
A Survey
11
Assembly Abroad and the United States
12
Intrafirm Trade
21
Foreign Assembly in Europe and Japan
24
Explanation of Items 80630 and 80700
34
The Assembly Industry in Mexico
137
The Importance of Assembly Plants to Mexico
139
Characteristics of the Assembly Industry
144
The Main Issues of Assembly Operations in Mexico
162
Foreign Assembly in Haiti
180
Characteristics of Assembly Operations in Haiti
187
Conclusions
201
A Note on the Sample Surveys Used
204

Internationalization in the Semiconductor Industry
38
Semiconductors and Their Importance
39
Semiconductor Economics
48
The Effects of National Industrial Policy
54
The United States
68
Foreign Assembly of Semiconductors in Western Europe and Japan
85
The Effects on the US Economy
94
Effects of Foreign Assembly on Developing Countries
109
Conclusions
120
Estimating Growth in Foreign Assembly
125
Estimating the Price Elasticity of Semiconductor Demand and the Cost Advantage of Assembly Abroad
127
Assembly Activities in Colombia
206
What Happened?
212
Conclusions
215
Overview
217
Production Abroad and the Industrial Countries
219
Assembly Production and Developing Countries
226
Policy Implications and Conclusions
237
Policy Implications for Developing Countries
244
Concluding Remarks
250
Index
255
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