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Abstract : General public debates on international relocation in the EU-15 generally focus on the process in its narrow sense: a company closing a plant in one of EU-15 countries while simultaneously opening a plant in a low-wage emerging country where it will produce goods at lower costs to be offered on the same market as previously. We will consider here relocation processes in a broader sense: production relocation from -Northern- countries to low-wage economies, initiated by a -Northern- company choosing to locate or to outsource part of or all its production in a Southern area; a -Northern- company leaving its -Northern- supplier of intermediate consumption purchases for a supplier in a southern country; a -Northern- company of the trade sector leaving a supplier in a -Northern country- for a supplier in a southern country; a -Southern- company winning market shares over -Northern- companies, first in its domestic market, then in third countries and finally in -Northern- countries themselves. International relocation processes are difficult both to measure and to stop









Author: Catherine Mathieu - Henri Sterdyniak -

Source: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/



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