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How Regional is the Supply Chain in the Enlarged EU?

Multinational Business Review 18(1)

18 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2009 Last revised: 11 Nov 2013

Louise Curran

Toulouse Business School

Soledad Zignago

Banque de France

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

This paper explores the regionalisation of the European Union’s supply chains and the impact of enlargement by looking at trends in trade in intermediate products between 1995-2007. The findings show that enlargement has not significantly impacted overall levels of regionalization although it has led to quite major changes in the division of labor within the EU. In addition, the impacts have been very varied depending on the sector involved. There has been a greater consolidation of the EU supply chain in medium-tech and up-market goods while in low-market and high-tech goods, market share has been ceded to non-EU sources.

Keywords: EU, international trade, intermediate products

JEL Classification: F10, F14, F15

Suggested Citation

Curran, Louise and Zignago, Soledad, How Regional is the Supply Chain in the Enlarged EU? (2010). Multinational Business Review 18(1) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1425488 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1425488

Louise Curran (Contact Author)

Toulouse Business School ( email )

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Toulouse Cedex 7, 31068
France

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