Politics of Intra-firm Trade

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Ylönen, Matti
dc.contributor.author Teivainen, Teivo
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-21T13:36:46Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-21T13:36:46Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Ylönen , M & Teivainen , T 2017 , ' Politics of Intra-firm Trade : Corporate Price Planning and the Double Role of the Arm’s Length Principle ' NEW POLITICAL ECONOMY . DOI: 10.1080/13563467.2017.1371124 en
dc.identifier.issn 1356-3467
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/28808
dc.description.abstract Intra-firm trade is an emerging issue. One of its key elements is the international shifting of profits, for example, through transfer pricing that big enterprises use to cross-subsidise their subsidiaries, often to avoid taxes. Accounting rules conceal much of the information about transfer pricing, reproducing secrecy and facilitating the use of administered prices. Given the prevalence of administered price setting, a significant amount of international trade cannot be meaningfully analysed as market transactions. This provokes questions about the validity of market assumptions in research on trade in particular and global capitalism more generally. Our specific contribution focuses on the role of the arm’s length principle and the significance of cross-subsidisation and other forms of corporate planning in intra-firm trade. Under certain conditions, price planning by private corporations should be analysed as political rule within the economic sphere. Since the politics of the world economy is not merely related to governmental intervention, corporations should also be theorised as potentially political entities. Crossing the disciplinary boundaries between political economy and normative political theory, we suggest that the politicisation of intra-firm trade opens possibilities for creating more effective responses to price administration and for creating more democratic ways of governing the global economy. en
dc.format.extent 17
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries NEW POLITICAL ECONOMY en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Geography, Planning and Development en
dc.subject.other Development en
dc.subject.other Political Science and International Relations en
dc.subject.other 511 Economics en
dc.title Politics of Intra-firm Trade en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Economics
dc.contributor.department University of Helsinki
dc.subject.keyword arm’s length principle
dc.subject.keyword economic planning
dc.subject.keyword intra-firm trade
dc.subject.keyword Transfer pricing
dc.subject.keyword transnational corporations
dc.subject.keyword Geography, Planning and Development
dc.subject.keyword Development
dc.subject.keyword Political Science and International Relations
dc.subject.keyword 511 Economics
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201711217629
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/13563467.2017.1371124
dc.type.version publishedVersion


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