Internalizing Global Value Chains: A Firm-Level Analysis

@inproceedings{Alfaro2015InternalizingGV,
  title={Internalizing Global Value Chains: A Firm-Level Analysis},
  author={Laura Alfaro and Pol Antr{\`a}s and Davin Chor and Paola Conconi},
  year={2015}
}
In recent decades, advances in information and communication technology and falling trade barriers have led firms to retain within their boundaries and in their domestic economies only a subset of their production stages. A key decision facing firms worldwide is the extent of control to exert over the different segments of their production processes. We describe a property-rights model of firm boundary choices along the value chain that generalizes Antras and Chor (2013). To assess the evidence… CONTINUE READING

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