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Enterprise and CompetitivenessA Systems View of International Business$
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Mark Casson

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198289579

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289579.001.0001

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A Systems View of International Production

A Systems View of International Production

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Enterprise and Competitiveness

Mark Casson

Oxford University Press

The production frontier shows the alternative combinations of outputs that can be efficiently derived from a given set of inputs or factor endowments. Production, as presented in economics, is made up not just of one process but of a mélange of interdependent activities. According to Boulding (1981), the production system may be recognized as an open subsystem of a larger system that makes use of the planet's ecology and components. Generally, this chapter presents the systems view of international production, particularly its physical aspects. Also, the chapter provides a discussion that relates the systems view to the internalization theory and explains how economies of internalization may aide in long-run production.

Keywords:   international production, economics, systems view, subsystem, internalization theory, physical aspects

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