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Multi-Product Firms and Flexible Manufacturing in the Global Economy.

Abstract:

We present a new model of multi-product firms (MPFs) and flexible manufacturing and explore its implications in partial and general equilibrium. International trade integration affects the scale and scope of MPFs through a competition effect and a demand effect. We demonstrate how MPFs adjust in the presence of single-product firms and in heterogeneous industries. Our results are in line with recent empirical evidence and suggest that MPFs in conjunction with flexible manufacturing play an im...

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Volume:
292
Series:
Discussion Papers
Publication date:
2006-01-01
URN:
uuid:0ef68f0a-7f3d-43cb-8937-77ccd8f544ef
Local pid:
ora:1331
Language:
English

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