Multinationals and World Trade: Vertical Integration and the Division of Labour in World Industries, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Multinationals and World Trade

Vertical Integration and the Division of Labour in World Industries, 1st Edition

By Mark Casson


404 pages

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First published in 1986, this work reports the results of the Leverhulme project on mulitnationals and intermediate product trade based at the University of Reading during the academic year 1982/3. Chapter 1 summarises the main results of this project.

Part I focusses upon the theoretical component of world trade, dealing with both the theories of division of labour and vertical integration. Part II presents a number of specially-commissioned case studies relating to the project, concerning the motor industry, the bearing industry, the synthetic fibre industry, the tin industry, the copper industry, the banana industry and the shipping industry.

Table of Contents

1. Inbox and Summary Part 1. Theory 2. The International Division of Labour 3. Vertical Integration and Intra-firm Trade Part 2. Industry Studies 4. The Motor Industry 5. The Bearing Industry 6. The Synthetic fibre Industry: Innovation, Integration and Market Structure 7. The Tin Industry 8. The Copper Industry 9. The Banana Industry: Oligopoly and Barriers to Entry 10. The Shipping Industry

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory