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Competitive pressures of the world economy are continuously reshaping the global supply chains of manufacturing firms. At the same time, global competition is altering the nature of output offered by manufacturers, shifting it towards a higher share of service elements. The goal of this paper is to investigate how these two factors are combined, using a sample of manufacturing companies from 13 European countries belonging to the assembly industries of fabricated metal products, machinery and equipment. The results indicate that different business models became dominant in the less developed Eastern European and the developed Western European region. Involving measures of business performance and reasons for plant location, this study also argues that in terms of service offerings and supply chain position, other types of business models can coexist and successfully prevail in the two regions.

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and plastic products 281 301 246 295 358 414 509 757 795 914 Non-metallic mineral products 61 67 34 35 50 47 44 55 59 77 Basic metals 1,064 1,169 614 929 1,068 618 561 673 797 760 Fabricated metal products 166 165 135 153 241 284 280 269 259 271

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Metals . Johnson Matthey Technology Review , 61 ( 2 ): 111 – 121 . Burritt , R. – Christ , K. ( 2016 ): Industry 4.0 and Environmental Accounting: A New Revolution? Asian Journal

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Review of Financial Analysis , 19 ( 1 ): 55 – 64 . 10.1016/j.irfa.2009.11.001 Singhal , S. – Ghosh , S. ( 2016 ): Returns and Volatility Linkages Between International Crude Oil Price, Metal and Other Stock Indices in India: Evidence from VAR

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– although China's major export products are electrical machinery and equipment – metals, furniture and various textile products continue to be a substantial item in China's export basket, making the export basket relatively diversified. As far as the share

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Acta Oeconomica
Authors: Marija Petrović-Ranđelović, Tamara Rađenović, Bojan Krstić, and Vladimir Mićić

inward FDI stock in the WBC is 22%, with the dominant orientation towards chemical and petroleum – 27%, followed by food and beverage – 24%, automotive – 14%, metal – 9%, textiles, printing and paper – 9%, machinery and equipment – 3%, and others – 15

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Swiss Franc. Approximately USD 100 billion is held in gold. It is the China central bank's large-scale purchases of the latter in recent years that have led to a major increase in the prices of this precious metal. On the other hand, only ca. 2% of the

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( Google 2020 ) data: an annualized decrease of activity at workplaces was used as an adjustment factor for the sectoral assumptions. The strongest effects are in forestry, basic metals, personal services, metal products, machinery, but also tourism and

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.0009 −0.0029 −10.91 1 Agriculture 0.0054 −0.0074 −0.0020 −7.61 7 Chemicals −0.0006 −0.0013 −0.0020 −7.47 22 Edition, Broadcasting −0.0015 −0.0002 −0.0017 −6.34 10 Metal Products −0.0005 −0.0010 −0.0016 −5.93 12 Electrical Equipment 0.0001 −0.0015 −0

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. Journal of Banking & Finance , 37 ( 8 ): 2665 – 2676 . 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2013.03.020 Reboredo , J. C. – Ugolini , A. ( 2015 ): Downside/Upside Price Spillovers between Precious Metals: A Vine Copula Approach . The North American Journal of

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