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International Journal of Economics and Business Research
International Journal of Economics and Business Research


Special Issue on: "Intra-industry Trade, Theory and Empirics"

Guest Editor: Nuno Carlos Leitão, Escola Superior de Gestão e Tecnologia de Santarém, Portugal

In the past, many country-specific and industry-specific empirical studies attempted to identify the determinants of intra-industry trade (IIT). Today, it is generally accepted that vertical intra-industry trade (VIIT) can be explained by traditional theories. Fragmentation theory suggests that, as cost for services decline around the world, the multiple stages involved in goods’ production take place across two or more countries. Currently, the international economics literature is experiencing a boom in research measuring labour market adjustment and intra-industry trade called Smooth Adjustment Hypothesis (SAH). For this special edition, we encourage submissions of theoretical and empirical papers on SAH as well as on other emerging themes in intra-industry trade.

Subject Coverage
Topics include but are not limited to the following, as long as they touch on intra-industry trade:
  • Intra-industry trade and country characteristics
  • Intra-industry trade and industry characteristics
  • Intra-industry trade and fragmentation/ outsourcing
  • Changes of employment and marginal intra-industry trade
  • Theoretical models
  • Emerging intra-industry trade themes

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (Conference papers may only be submitted if they were not originally copyrighted and if they have been completely re-written.)

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 30 December, 2010