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Global shift : mapping the changing contours of the world economy

Author: Peter Dicken
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2011 [i.e. 2010]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
The sixth edition of Peter Dicken's text has been updated and revised to give a comprehensive and accessible overview of the processes and impact of globalization. Students and tutors are provided with the tools and information needed to assess key features.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Dicken
ISBN: 9781849207669 1849207666 9781849207676 1849207674
OCLC Number: 688580608
Description: xxi, 606 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Questioning Globalization What in the World Is Going on? Conflicting Perspectives on 'Globalization' Grounding 'Globalization': Geography Really Does MatterPART ONE: THE SHIFTING CONTOURS OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMYGlobal Shift: Changing Geographies of the Global Economy What's New? The Imprint of Past Geographies Roller-Coasters and Interconnections The Changing Contours of the Global Economic Map: Global Shifts in Production, Trade and FDI The Dynamic Global Economic MapPART TWO: PROCESSES OF GLOBAL SHIFTTangled Webs: Unravelling Complexity in the Global Economy An Analytical Point of Entry Institutional Macrostructures of the Global Economy Global Production Networks Even in a Globalizing World, Economic Activities Are Geographically Localized Networks of NetworksTechnological Change: 'Gales of Creative Destruction' Technology and Economic Transformation Processes of Technological Change: An Evolutionary Perspective Time-Space Shrinking Technologies Technological Innovations in Products and Processes Geographies of InnovationTransnational Corporations: The Primary 'Movers and Shapers' of the Global Economy Why Firms Transnationalize How Firms Transnationalize TNCs as 'Networks within Networks' Configuring the TNCs' Internal Networks TNCs within Networks of Externalized Relationships Perpetual Change: Reshaping TNCs' Internal and External Networks The Myth of the 'Global' CorporationThe State Really Does Matter 'The State Is Dead' - Oh No It Isn't! States as Containers States as Regulators States as Competitors States as CollaboratorsThe Uneasy Relationship between TNCs and States: Dynamics of Conflict and Collaboration The Ties That Bind Bargaining Processes between TNCs and StatesPART THREE: THE PICTURE IN DIFFERENT ECONOMIC SECTORS'Making Holes in the Ground': The Extractive Industries Beginning at the Beginning Production Circuits in the Extractive Industries Global Shifts in the Extractive Industries Volatile Demand Technologies of Exploring, Extracting, Refining, Distributing The Centrality of State Involvement in the Extractive Industries Corporate Strategies in the Extractive Industries Resources, Reserves and Futures'We Are What We Eat': The Agro-Food Industries Transformation of the Food Economy: The 'Local' Becomes 'Global' Agro-Food Production Circuits Global Shifts in the Agro-Food Industries Consumer Choices - and Consumer Resistances Transforming Technologies in Agro-Food Production The Role of the State Corporate Strategies in the Agro-Food Industries'Fabric-ating Fashion': The Clothing Industries Changing Rules The Clothing Production Circuit Global Shifts in the Clothing Industries Changing Patterns of Consumption Production Costs and Technology The Role of the State and the Multi-Fibre Arrangement Corporate Strategies in the Clothing Industries Regionalizing Production Networks in the Clothing Industries'Wheels of Change': The Automobile Industry All Change? The Automobile Production Circuit Global Shifts in Automobile Production and Trade Changing Patterns of Consumption Technological Change in the Automobile Industry The Role of the State Corporate Strategies in the Automobile Industry Regionalizing Production Networks in the Automobile Industry'Making the World Go Round': Advanced Business Services - Especially Finance The Centrality of Advanced Business Services The Structure of Advanced Business Services Dynamics of the Markets for Advanced Business Services Technological Innovation and Advanced Business Services The Role of the State: Regulation, De-Regulation, Re-Regulation Corporate Strategies in Advanced Business Services Geographies of Advanced Business Services 'Making the Connections, Moving the Goods': Logistics and Distribution Services Taking Distribution for Granted The Structure of Logistics and Distribution Services The Dynamics of the Market for Logistics Services Technological Innovation and Logistics and Distribution Services The Role of the State: Regulation and Deregulation of Logistics and Distribution Services Corporate Strategies in Logistics and Distribution Services Logistics 'Places': Key Geographical Nodes on the Global Logistics MapPART FOUR: WINNING AND LOSING IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY'Capturing Value' within Global Production Networks Placing Places in GPNs Creating, Enhancing and Capturing Value in GPNs Upgrading (or Downgrading) of Local Economies within GPNs'Destroying Value': Environmental Impacts of Global Production Networks Production-Distribution-Consumption as a System of Materials Flows and Balances Disturbing the Delicate Balance of Life on Earth: Damaging the Earth's Atmosphere Fouling the Nest: Creating and Disposing of WasteWinning and Losing: Where You Live Really Matters Location Matters Incomes and Poverty Where Will the Jobs Come From? Populations on the MoveMaking the World a Better Place Global Shifts: Pasts and Futures 'The Best of All Possible Worlds'? TNCs and Corporate Social Responsibility States and Issues of Global Governance A Better World
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