Determinants of Offshore Assembly in Developing and Developed Countries
Economic and Workforce Development
This paper identifies industry-specific characteristics which-influence the likelihood a particular U.S. industry will take advantage of offshore assembly provisions in the U.S. tariff code by establishing production facilities in either developing or developed countries. The decision to use offshore assembly operations is shown to be influenced by comparative advantage forces, policy-oriented and natural trade barriers, and by the degree of import competition in the home market.
Social Science Quarterly
Clark, D. P.,
Sawyer, W. C.,
Sprinkle, R. L.
(1993). Determinants of Offshore Assembly in Developing and Developed Countries. Social Science Quarterly, 74(4), 771-782.
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