Subcontracting and vertical integration in the Spanish cotton industry

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Show simple item record Rosés, Joan R. 2011-05-18T17:29:07Z 2011-05-18T17:29:07Z 2009
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Economic History Review, 2009, v. 62, n. 1, pp. 45-72
dc.identifier.issn 0013-0117
dc.description.abstract This paper examines changes in the organization of the Spanish cotton industry from 1736 to 1860 in its core region of Catalonia. As the Spanish cotton industry adopted the most modern technology available and experienced the transition to the factory system, cotton spinning and weaving mills became increasingly vertically integrated. Asset specificity, more than other factors, explains this tendency towards vertical integration. The probability of a firm being vertically integrated was higher among firms located in districts with high concentration ratios, and rose with size and the use of modern machinery. At the same time, subcontracting predominated in other phases of production and distribution, where transaction costs appear to be less important
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell
dc.rights ©Economic History Society
dc.subject.other Subcontracting
dc.subject.other Cotton industry
dc.subject.other Vertical integration
dc.subject.other Catalonia
dc.subject.other Spain
dc.title Subcontracting and vertical integration in the Spanish cotton industry
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.subject.eciencia Historia
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1468-0289.2008.00428.x
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 45
dc.identifier.publicationissue 1
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 72
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Economic History Review
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 62
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales
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