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Clark, Gordon L.

Works: 65 works in 364 publications in 3 languages and 10,596 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Gordon L Clark
The Oxford handbook of economic geography( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, devoted to the frontiers of economic geography, contains contributions relevant to the emerging global economy of the 21st Century. It also focuses upon linkages, including those between the global and the local, industry location and trade, and corporate strategy and market structure
Judges and the cities : interpreting local autonomy by Gordon L Clark( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unions and communities under siege : American communities and the crisis of organized labor by Gordon L Clark( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential argument of this book is that the current crisis of US unions ought to be considered in terms of the local context of labor-management relations; that is, the communities in which men and women live and work. Whether by design or necessity, the structure of New Deal national labor legislation has sustained, and maintained, distinctive local labor-management practices. As the economies of American communities (and the world) have become highly interdependent, reflecting the evolution of corporate structure and trade between economies, unions movement can be traced to unions' dependence upon inter-community solidarity, a fragile democratic ideal which is often overwhelmed by economic imperatives operating at higher scales in other places. An important objective of Professor Clark in this work is to demonstrate the significance of the intersection between communities, unions, and institutions, in understanding the prospects for American unionism
Pensions and corporate restructuring in American industry : a crisis of regulation by Gordon L Clark( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first book to systematically evaluate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974, Gordon Clark argues that the law has failed to project workers' pension rights in situations where it was expected to be most effective: when corporations restructure in the face of enhanced market competition and technological change. Pensions and Corporate Restructuring in American Industry examines recent trends in corporate behavior and government policymaking in the United States and finds that the moral and ethical foundations of regulation are under attack. As a result of intense competitive pressures, Clark argues, some of America's major corporations have begun to flout government regulations designed to protect workers - and to treat the attendant law suits as just another cost of doing business. He finds evidence that some have even used restructuring as the means to avoid statutory obligations to workers. In a series of case studies - including the bankruptcy of the LTV Corporation, the radical restructuring of International Harvester Corporation into Navistar Corporation, and the sale and restructuring of Continental Can Corporation - Clark evaluates the effectiveness of current regulations and the role of government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. His analysis shows that many of the problems of enforcing ERISA can be traced to the act itself - the product of compromises among overlapping and competing interests that fatally limited its effectiveness. Clark concludes that any new regulatory framework must clarify the connections between restructuring and the welfare of workers, connections generally ignored in the litigation that dominates corporate life today
State apparatus : structures and language of legitimacy by Gordon L Clark( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regional dynamics : studies in adjustment theory by Gordon L Clark( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interregional migration, national policy, and social justice by Gordon L Clark( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pension security in the 21st century : redrawing the public-private debate by Gordon L Clark( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on how Europe and the USA are dealing with the demographic, financial and political pressures on pension security, this book seeks to explore the links between two spheres often considered separately; i.e. old age security and global finance
Asian NIEs & the global economy : industrial restructuring & corporate strategy in the 1990s( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial restructuring in the Asian newly industrialized economies (NIEs) has become very important. Existing strategies may no longer deliver employment or income growth in many of the Asian NIEs' labor-intensive industries. The complex process of restructuring will involve economic adjustment and political realignment among industrial sectors and between industry managers and state policy makers. Asian NIEs and the Global Economy explains how the Asian NIEs have responded to the costs of success, including escalating real wages and prices, slowing growth rates of productivity, and increasing competition in markets they once dominated. This integrated collection of ten essays, based on a long-term project sponsored by the East-West Center introduces the reader to this timely issue by examining industrial restructuring in the most industrialized economies of East Asia: Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan. The contributors begin by describing the global context, theory, and practice of restructuring. Five case studies then examine important labor-intensive industries, including apparel, footwear, and electronics, all of which have had strong export markets. The final section draws out the broad implications of these studies and assesses the near-term future of the Asian NIEs as China undergoes rapid industrialization and enters the global marketplace
The geography of finance : corporate governance in the global marketplace by Gordon L Clark( Book )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Geography of Finance tackles crucial issues regarding the emerging global market for corporate governance. The authors describe and explain the transformation of European corporate governance in the light of the imperatives driving global financial markets, using an innovative analytical and empirical framework."--Jacket
Pension fund capitalism by Gordon L Clark( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growth of pension funds has been nothing short of astronomical. Pension funds now dominate the world's financial markets, affecting nations' wealth, community development, and industrial well being. Yet little is known about their structure and organization. Pension funds and their agents in the investment industry control enormous sums of money, profoundly affecting the structure and performance of nation-states and the global economy. At the same time, it is also apparent that; many western governments are retreating from the provision of 'public good' once thought essential to the fabric of urban life. Clark agues that if we are to understand the long-term future of the western economies (in general) and our communities (in particular), we need also to understand how; institutional investors allocate assets, mobilize funds, and make investment decisions.; There are few studies of the relationship between pension funds and the financial services industry. Pension Fund Capitalism fills an important gap in the literature as well as the intersection between pension funds and public policy
Oxford handbook of pensions and retirement income( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook draws on research from a range of academic disciplines to reflect on the implications for provisions of pension and retirement income of demographic ageing. it reviews the latest research, policy related tools, analytical methods and techniques and major theoretical frameworks
Global competitiveness and innovation : an agent-centred perspective by Gordon L Clark( Book )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The key arguments and debates about globalization have raised searching questions about the significance of national and regional borders for the competitive strategies of individuals, firms and industries. Global Competitiveness and Innovation seeks to address these issues by exploring four key topics: the status of economic agents in the emerging global economy; the limits of path dependence and the scope of agent action; the relationship between agents' decision-making and their environments; and agents' learning capacities in a world of information and knowledge creation."--Jacket
European pensions & global finance by Gordon L Clark( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about the demographic and funding crises that threaten Continental European systems of pension and retirement income. The author argues that state-sponsored social security will not deliver promised retirement incomes for the baby-boom generation; European monetary union and the imperatives of global finance have made such promises untenable, thereby undercutting nation-state social solidarity. Globalization has set many challenges for European countries, not least of which is providing pension security for their citizens. At the same time, global finance has opened-up options for corporations and individuals seeking alternatives to the past; but exercising those opportunities will come at a high cost for European original of social justice." "Drawing upon original research, the author considers the dimensions of the pending European retirement income funding crisis, noting the economic and political forces involved in debates over possible solutions; current country-specific models of pensions provision, making the connection between social security and supplementary pensions; the allocation of risks between individuals, markets, and institutions emphasizing the tensions between social solidarity and the market in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom; and finally, the prospects for a pan-European approach to retirement income provision."--Jacket
Saving for retirement : intention, context, and behavior by Gordon L Clark( Book )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Understanding the ways in which people save for their retirement is an urgent issue. So much has changed in the last 10 to 15 years, especially in the area of the provision of pensions and retirement income. Around the world, greater and greater responsibility is being allocated to individuals while governments discount their contributions to social security and employers retreat from the provision of supplementary retirement income. This book explores the behavioral revolution and its implications for understanding financial decision-making and saving for the future. Recognizing the profound implications of this research program, it goes beyond issues of risk aversion, framing, and decision-making to consider how social identity and the resources due to people by virtue of their place in society figure in savings behavior. It gives considerable attention to the context of the environment in which people make financial decisions, arguing that this allows a better understanding of the coexistence of sophistication and naivety apparent in patterns of retirement saving. Utilizing databases from the UK, the book provides an empirical foundation to its theoretical arguments, demonstrating how an integrated approach to individual financial decision-making is necessary if we are to address the apparent shortfall in many people's planning for the future. The book concludes by setting the agenda for the design, governance, and regulation of pension savings schemes consistent with delivering cost-effective solutions to pension adequacy. In these ways, it sets forth a strategy for rethinking individual behavior as well as the design of retirement income systems."--Publisher's website
Managing financial risks : from global to local( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recent market turmoil, bank runs, global equities sell-off, and the 'credit crunch' have demonstrated the sophisticated and interconnected nature of financial markets today - seemingly localized problems have quickly spread, putting at risk the solvency of both local and global financial institutions. As these markets are increasingly complex, interconnected, and embedded in the daily lives of individuals, there is a pressing need to unravel and understand the complexities and prospects of this new and transformative social, political, and geographical paradigm. This book brings together a group of leading scholars from a range of disciplines to formulate a more holistic understanding of financial risk by rooting it in different environments, spatial scales, and disciplines. The result is an all-encompassing exposition of current and future financial risk management practices, possibilities, and problems."--Publisher's website
Sovereign wealth funds : legitimacy, governance, and global power by Gordon L Clark( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As representatives of nation-states in global financial markets, sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) share a common form and many functions. Arguably their form and functions owe as much to a shared (global) moment of institutional formation as they owe their form and functions to the hegemony of Anglo-American finance over the late 20th and early 21st centuries. We distinguish between the immediate future for SWFs in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, and two possible long-term scenarios; one of which sees SWFs becoming financial goliaths dominating global markets, while the other sees SWFs morphing into nation-state development institutions that intermediate between financial markets and the long-term commitments of the nation-state sponsors. If the former scenario dominates, global financial integration will accelerate with attendant costs and benefits. If the latter scenario dominates, SWFs are likely to differentiate and evolve, returning, perhaps, to their national traditions and their respective places in a world of contested power and influence. Here, we clarify the assumptions underpinning the conception and formation of sovereign wealth funds over the past twenty years or so in the face of the 'new' realities of global finance. -- Sovereign Wealth Funds ; Crisis ; Market Performance ; Long-term Investment
Accountability and corruption : public sector ethics( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multiculturalism, difference and postmodernism( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutional investors in global markets by Gordon L Clark( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides you with a comprehensive overview about what institutional investors do, how they do it, and when and where they do it; it is about the production of investment returns in the global economy. Being a book about the production process, you learn about key issues found in the academic literature on the theory of the firm. In this case, the focus is on the global financial services industry, where the building blocks underpinning the study of industrial corporations are less relevant. You gain an understanding of how and why the production of investment returns differs from that of manufactured goods. You are provided with an analytical framework that situates financial institutions within the complex web of the intermediaries that dominate developed financial markets. In summary, you gain further insights into analysis of the organization and management of institutional investors; as well as an analysis of the global financial services industry
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The Oxford handbook of economic geography
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Clark, G.

Clark, G. L.

Clark, Gordon

Gordon L. Clark Australian geographer

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Judges and the cities : interpreting local autonomyUnions and communities under siege : American communities and the crisis of organized laborPension security in the 21st century : redrawing the public-private debateThe geography of finance : corporate governance in the global marketplacePension fund capitalismOxford handbook of pensions and retirement incomeGlobal competitiveness and innovation : an agent-centred perspectiveEuropean pensions & global financeManaging financial risks : from global to local