CORPORATE NETWORKS OF INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT AND TRADE
thesisposted on 13.09.2017 by Matthew Smith
In order to distinguish essays and pre-prints from academic theses, we have a separate category. These are often much longer text based documents than a paper.
This thesis consists of three distinct papers, that each address the globalisation of industries in past decades, specifically the reorganisation of the production process. The structure of production has changed in recent decades; goods are no longer produced completely in one country, rather production is fragmented into several geographically segmented business functions. This thesis argues the need for both alternative methods and data to better explain complex trade and investment, (and therefore production patterns), in the modern global economy.