Title: In international trade apples do fall far from the tree: analysis of variation in quality of exports and imports in clothing industry

Authors: Yener Kandogan

Addresses: School of Management, University of Michigan-Flint, 303 E. Kearsley, Flint, MI 48503, USA

Abstract: The paper analyses the distribution of unit values in clothing exports and imports to find results that are consistent all mainstream trade theories. Although richer countries on average export and import higher quality products, they import and export over a larger range of quality levels that partially overlaps with that of the poorer countries.

Keywords: unit values; Heckscher-Ohlin theory; new trade theory; product cycle theory; export quality; import quality; exports; imports; clothing industry; garment industry; apparel industry.

DOI: 10.1504/GBER.2012.049863

Global Business and Economics Review, 2012 Vol.14 No.4, pp.308 - 321

Received: 31 Jan 2011
Accepted: 31 Jan 2012

Published online: 29 Jul 2014 *

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