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  • Pol Antras

Excerpt

Made in the World - Global Production: Firms, Contracts, and Trade Structure. Pol Antras, 2016, Book Chapter, "Global Production is the first book to provide a fully comprehensive overview of the complicated issues facing multinational companies and their global sourcing strategies. Few international trade transactions today are based on the exchange of finished goods; rather, the majority of transactions are dominated by sales of individual components and intermediary services. Many firms organize global production around offshoring parts, components, and services to producers in distant countries, and contracts are drawn up specific to the parties and distinct legal systems involved. Pol AntrĂ s examines the contractual frictions that arise in the international system of production and how these frictions influence the world economy." Link