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Trade The exchange of goods and services
Outsourcing The process by which a company hires other companies to perform some of its work
Protective Tariff Fees placed on imported goods to protect goods produced within a country
Specialization Targeted production in order to be more efficient and cost effective
Infrastructure The foundation upon which businesses operate
Natural Resources Resources provided by nature that people used to create goods and services
Offshoring Companies hiring other companies
Export Goods and services sold from one country to other countries
Free Trade Routes Areas with no tariffs or quotas for trade
Globalization The creation of a single global economy and community
Capital Resources Goods made to make other goods and services
Comparative Advantage Region produces certain goods or services it can make at lowest cost
Entrepreneur Person who organizes and manages any enterprise (usually takes the risk)
Goods and Services Goods are items made or grown; services are provided for you by other people
Human Resources Human power required to produce a good or service planning
Import Goods from foreign countries brought into a country for sale or use
Capitalism System also known as free enterprise or free market - people own their own goods and property
Commercial Industries Goods are manufactured in factories for sale throughout the country or overseas
Communist Economy The government owns and operates all businesses
Free Enterprise People are free to produce what they want and to buy what they want
Mixed Economy Blended features of more than one economy
Traditional Economy Economy dominated by methods and techniques that may be old-fashioned or out of date
Primary Economic Activity Production of raw materials and food
Quaternary Economic Activity Sector of economy consisting of intellectual activities, government, culture, libraries, education, etc.
Rural related to the country-not in the city
Secondary Activities Manufactures finished goods
Subsistence Agriculture Raising just what is needed for your family to live
Gross Domestic Product Total value of all goods and services produced by a nation in a year
Developed Nation Higher G.D.P and standard of living
Developing Nation A country with a lower economic level standard of living
Life Expectancy The average number of years a person born in a given country will live
Literacy Rate The number of people able to read in a country
Human Development Index A composite statistic used to measure a country's standard of living
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