Boxing clever: containerisation and globalisation

Mike Asteris, Rob Thomas

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    The economic dimensions of globalisation are underpinned by comparative advantage. Arguably, however, discussion of this economic principle does not always place sufficient emphasis on the importance of transport in the determination of relative prices. This case study shows how containerised shipping has reduced transport costs and thereby facilitated globalisation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)21-23
    Number of pages3
    JournalTeaching Business & Economics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009


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