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A Portrait of U.S. Factoryless Goods Producers

Fariha Kamal ()

Working Papers from U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies

Abstract: This paper evaluates the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent data collection efforts to classify business entities that engage in an extreme form of production fragmentation called “factoryless” goods production. “Factoryless” goods-producing entities outsource physical transformation activities while retaining ownership of the intellectual property and control of sales to customers. Responses to a special inquiry on the incidence of purchases of contract manufacturing services in combination with data on production inputs and outputs, intellectual property, and international trade is used to identify and document characteristics of “factoryless” firms in the U.S. economy.

Keywords: contract manufacturing services; “factoryless” production; imports; multinationals; intellectual property (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F1 F14 F23 F6 L23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-10
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