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How does knowledge cross borders? French technology transfer and the SOFRE group in the Spain of the Planning, 1959–1976

Rafael Castro Balaguer and Esther M. Sánchez Sánchez.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

December 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Services; Economic History. 14277 words.

In this article, we study the behavior of French technical consulting firms in the Spain of the Planning (1959–1976), when the Spanish market increased its competitiveness as a result of...

Organisational geographies of corporate responsibility: a UK–US comparison of retailers’ ethical trading initiatives

Alex Hughes, Martin Buttle and Neil Wrigley.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; International Trade; International Factor Movements and International Business; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Services. 11141 words.

Ethical trade, involving corporate codes of conduct for sites of production, has become a key means through which labour in retailers’ global supply chains is regulated. Yet, there is...

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Policy Barriers to International Trade in Services: Evidence from a New Database

Ingo Borchert, Batshur Gootiiz and Aaditya Mattoo.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2014; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Services. 9938 words.

Surprisingly little is known about policies that affect international trade in services. Previous analyses have focused on policy commitments made by countries in international agreements,...

Price convergence after the Eastern enlargement of the EU: evidence from retail food prices

Andreas Lindenblatt and Switgard Feuerstein.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

December 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Economics; International Trade; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Services. 6737 words.

Using detailed micro data on European retail food prices for EU15 and all eight Central and Eastern European accession countries, we analyse price convergence within the European Union...

‘Proactive fast-tracking’ diffusion of supermarkets in developing countries: implications for market institutions and trade

Thomas Reardon, Spencer Henson and Julio Berdegué.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Services; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; International Trade; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 16853 words.

Supermarkets have spread extremely rapidly in developing countries after the ‘take-off’ in the early to mid-1990s. Former analyses of supermarket diffusion have not adequately explained the...

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Tourism and the 2010 World Cup: Lessons for Developing Countries

Thomas Peeters, Victor Matheson and Stefan Szymanski.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Services; Economic Development. 10265 words.

Over recent years the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations have secured the right to host several major international sporting events. Growth in tourism from...

The UK balance of payments: structure and prospects

Kenneth Coutts and Robert Rowthorn.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; International Trade; Services. 7532 words.

This paper describes the history of the UK balance of payments since 1950, and contains an informal discussion of future prospects. It documents the huge shifts that have occurred in the...