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Trade [electronic resource]: An Introduction

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Explores the concept of comparative advantage with a case study of IBM's computer production in Japan. Identifies the factors that determine a nation's comparative advantage, dispels myths about comparative advantage and trade and explores the incentives of international trade. A case study of Australia's mineral export boom and domestic car production shows how consumers benefit from international trade.
Online
1994
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Protectionism [electronic resource]

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Explores the concept of protectionism and the reasons governments protect industries. Features case studies of France's efforts to protect their agricultural industries, and voluntary export restraints on automobiles by the United States and Japan in the 1980s.
Online
1994
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Trade Policy [electronic resource]

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Discusses how countries strengthen their competitive advantage through subsidies and regulatory policies. A case study of Airbus Industrie reveals the advantages of subsidies. A case study of the wine industry of Chile illustrates trade and industrial policy issues in developing countries.
Online
1994
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Trade Liberalization and Regional Trade Blocs [electronic resource]

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Identifies the functions of GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade), as well the organization's rules, and advantages and disadvantages of the system. A case study of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement demonstrates the benefits and disadvantages of forming trading blocs outside of GATT. The second case study explores Great Britain's decision to join the European Communities common market.
Online
1994
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Multinational Corporations [electronic resource]

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Identifies different ways of doing business globally, focusing on the advantages of multinational corporations. A case study of Ericsson Corporation in Hungary illustrates how both the nation of Hungary and Ericsson Corporation benefit from the corporation's decision to produce abroad. The second case study looks at how the United States determines a company's nationality, comparing multinational corporations Smith-Corona and Brother Industries.
Online
1994
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Labor and Capital Mobility [electronic resource]

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Explores the positive and negative aspects of labor and capital mobility. A case study illustrates the impact of Turkish immigrants working in the Netherlands. Another case study investigates the U.S.-Mexico maquiladora program.
Online
1994