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  • 1.
    Stone, Trudy-Ann
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Management.
    Business Networks in Clusters and Industrial Districts: The Governance of the Global Value Chain2013In: Papers in regional science (Print), ISSN 1056-8190, E-ISSN 1435-5957, Vol. 92, no 2, p. 438-440Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 2.
    Stone, Trudy-Ann
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
    Firms in Global Value Chains: An Analysis of the Determinants and Effects of the Changing Location of International Production2016Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis deals with the globalization of production, a salient feature of the modern economy. The development of international outsourcing as a widespread business practice and the simultaneous decrease in trade and transport costs have contributed to the growth of a phenomenon known as global value chains. The main aim of the thesis is to understand how global value chains alter the location of economic activity. The thesis also studies the extent of firms' participation in global value chains and its consequences for firm performance.

     

    The thesis consists of four papers studying the behavior of firms in global value chains. Paper 1 analyzes how production fragmentation influences the importing and exporting behavior of Swedish firms in the manufacturing sector. Paper 2 focuses on manufacturing firms in the ICT sector and analyzes the effect of global sourcing on firm performance. In Paper 3, the thesis examines deeper implications of global production by investigating whether exposure to trade raises firms' sensitivity to external shocks. The final paper in the thesis studies the location patterns of multinational firms and analyzes the effect of institutional distance on the number of multinational entries in developing countries.

     

    A number of patterns emerge from these studies. The first is that Swedish manufacturing firms increasingly participate in global value chains by sourcing production inputs from overseas to create products for local and foreign customers. As a result, global value chains help to alter the specialization patterns of manufacturing firms. The second finding is that firms reap benefits from global sourcing in the form of greater efficiency. However, global sourcing may also raise the responsiveness of firms to negative external shocks. The final key result points to a developing trend in the location of activity in which emerging market multinational firms are becoming significant sources of foreign direct investment flows and their investment patterns challenge existing theories of multinational location choice.  

     

  • 3.
    Stone, Trudy-Ann
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
    Institutional Quality, Knowledge Intensity, and Multinational Location Choice: Evidence from Developing CountriesIn: Journal of world business (Print), ISSN 1090-9516, E-ISSN 1878-5573Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 4.
    Stone, Trudy-Ann
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
    International Outsourcing and Global Value Chains: Evidence from Sweden2016In: Geographies of Growth: Innovations, Networks and Collaborations / [ed] Charlie Karlsson, Martin Andersson, Lina Bjerke, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016, , p. 31Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Stone, Trudy-Ann
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
    International outsourcing and the global value chain: Evidence for Sweden2017In: Geographies of Growth: Innovations, Networks and Collaborations, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. , 2017, p. 265-296Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Stone, Trudy-Ann
    et al.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
    Andersson, Martin
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
    Global Sourcing and Technical Efficiency -  a firm-level study on the ICT industry in Sweden2017In: Journal of Business Economics and Management, ISSN 1611-1699, E-ISSN 2029-4433, Vol. 18, no 5, p. 32p. 877-896Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We analyse the relationship between international sourcing, measured as imports of intermediate inputs, and the technical efficiency of firms in the information and communications technologies (ICT) manufacturing industry in Sweden. Using stochastic frontier analysis, we provide evidence that global sourcing improves firms’ capabilities to combine and re-combine inputs in productive ways, thereby increasing technical efficiency. We find a robust relationship between technical efficiency and international outsourcing. First, we find that firms that are deeply integrated into global sourcing networks are closer to their own production frontier. Second, firms that are engaged in international sourcing are also closer to the industry efficiency frontier. These findings are consistent with the argument that international sourcing stimulates firms’ capabilities by enabling them to identify and adopt higher quality inputs or more efficient production and management practices. These findings also suggest that the variety and extent of firms’ global sourcing networks constitute an important source of differences in efficiency levels among firms the ICT manufacturing industry.

  • 7.
    Stone, Trudy-Ann
    et al.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
    Quoreshi, Shahiduzzaman
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
    Do Global Value Chains Make Firms More Vulnerable To Trade Shocks?: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in Sweden2019In: Article in journal (Refereed)
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