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Measuring Globalisation: OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators 2010

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This second edition of the OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators presents a broad range of indicators showing the magnitude and intensity of globalisation. This process is becoming increasingly important for policymakers and other analysts, hence the need for a volume that brings together the existing measures, based on national data sources and comparable across countries. Together, the indicators shed new light on financial, technological and trade interdependencies within OECD and non-OECD countries.

Measures of globalisation include indicators on capital movements and foreign direct investments, international trade, the economic activity of multinational firms and the internationalisation of technology. In addition, the 2010 edition also includes indicators linked to the current financial crisis, portfolio investments, environmental aspects and the emergence of global value chains.

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Profitability

gross operating surplus as a share of turnover

The share of gross operating surplus (profit) in the turnover of foreign-controlled affiliates could be used as one indicator of the profitability of foreign-owned investments in host countries. However, comparisons of the profitability of foreign affiliates should be interpreted with care, given differences in regulatory environments, tax rules, etc., in different countries. Previous research has shown the importance of transfer pricing in the observed profitability of affiliates of multinational companies in different countries.

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