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A Review of Literature on Time Zone Difference and Trade

Mandal, Biswajit and Prasad, Alaka Shree and Bhattacharjee, Prasun (2017): A Review of Literature on Time Zone Difference and Trade.

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Abstract

With the growing development in communication technology and increased fragmentation of production process, services that were once considered non-tradable can now be traded across different nations. In this respect, trading countries located in different time zones of the world with non-overlapping working hours are able to develop a comparative advantage together for the supply of these services. Disintegrating the production of a service across different time zones can allow the production to be completed efficiently and make the product available in the market meeting consumer demand in a timely fashion. In this paper we have reviewed some of important research that has been conducted in the area of time zone differences and trade. This type of trade further affects the factor market and production patterns of the involved countries and has also been significant for their growth and welfare.

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