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Barriers to ‘US style’ lean retailing: the case of Wal-Mart's failure in Germany

Susan Christopherson.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Other Economic Systems; International Factor Movements and International Business; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Services. 9273 words.

Wal-Mart's exit from the German market in 2006 after 10 years of attempting to achieve sustainable competitive advantage contributes an interesting case to the small but expanding...

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Competitive harm in global supply chains: assessing current responses and identifying potential future responses

David J Gerber.

in Journal of Antitrust Enforcement

April 2018; p ublished online September 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Microeconomics; Production and Organizations; Market Structure and Pricing; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; International Factor Movements and International Business; International Relations and International Political Economy; Economics; Public Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Business and Management; Economic History; Economic Development. 9996 words.

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Global supply (or ‘value’) chains add much to the value of global markets, offering benefits to both producers and consumers. Yet, global supply...

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Coping with the changing rules of the game in the global textiles and apparel industries: evidence from Turkey and Morocco

Nebahat Tokatli and Ömür Kızılgün.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2010; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; International Trade; International Factor Movements and International Business; Production and Organizations; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 11514 words.

In 2004, USA signed a bilateral free trade agreement with Morocco that was potentially devastating for the Turkish firm Mithat, an established clothing supplier of a number of major US...

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Cross-Border Mergers as Instruments of Comparative Advantage

J. Peter Neary.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2007; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mergers and Acquisitions; International Factor Movements and International Business; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Market Structure and Pricing. 14613 words.

A two-country model of oligopoly in general equilibrium is used to show how changes in market structure accompany the process of trade and capital-market liberalization. The model predicts...

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Doing a Gucci: the transformation of an Italian fashion firm into a global powerhouse in a ‘Los Angeles-izing’ world

Nebahat Tokatli.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; International Factor Movements and International Business; Production and Organizations; Manufacturing. 9019 words.

In this article, I examine the 1990s transformation of the Italian firm Gucci from near bankruptcy into a global powerhouse as the owner of world’s third most valuable fashion brand. In the...

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Drivers and impacts in the globalization of corporate R&D: an introduction based on the European experience

Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello, Marco Vivarelli and Peter Voigt.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

April 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; International Factor Movements and International Business; Production and Organizations; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 6133 words.

The globalization of R&D activities has continued its growth path as companies are increasingly trying to capture knowledge and market opportunities internationally. The rapid evolution of...

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The effect of recessions on firms’ boundaries

Eirik Sjåholm Knudsen and Kirsten Foss.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

October 2015; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Production and Organizations; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 10090 words.

The economic theory of the firm offers conflicting predictions of how the two major effects of recessions, changes in demand and access to credit, affect firm boundaries. Using data on...

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Endogenous transport prices and trade imbalances

Olaf Jonkeren, Erhan Demirel, Jos van Ommeren and Piet Rietveld.

in Journal of Economic Geography

May 2011; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Transport; International Trade; Production and Organizations; Transportation Systems; Market Structure and Pricing. 8694 words.

According to economic theory, imbalances in trade flows affect transport prices, because (some) carriers have to return without cargo from the low-demand region to the high-demand region....

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EU harmonisation of regulations and mark-ups in the Dutch food industry

M. Vancauteren.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

February 2013; p ublished online May 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Production and Organizations; Single Equation Models; Single Variables; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 10487 words.

This paper studies the effect of EU harmonisation of food regulations on time-varying, firm-heterogeneous mark-ups using data on Dutch food-processing firms during 1992–2005. EU product...

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Export-market dynamics and firm-level productivity: evidence for UK tradable sectors

Richard Harris and Qian Cher Li.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

June 2012; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; International Trade; Housing Markets, Production Analysis, and Business Location; Production and Organizations. 8587 words.

This study empirically assesses the microeconomic productivity impact associated with export-market transitions, providing the first analysis for the whole tradable economy for the UK....

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