Value Chains and the Great Recession: Evidence from Italian and German Firms
37 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2016
Date Written: January 21, 2016
Global Value Chains (GVCs) have been one of the main transmission mechanisms of 2009 the Great Trade Collapse. Our paper provides a description of the effects of the crisis from a perspective that is both country-comparative (Germany and Italy) and on firm level. Two are the main conclusions: i) intermediate firms were hit by the crisis more than final firms; ii) firms’ position in GVCs and their strategies explain part of the performance gap between Italian and German firms.
Keywords: Global Value Chains, Germany, Italy, Industrial Firms, Firm Organization, World Trade
JEL Classification: D230, L220, F140, F230
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