The Geography of the World Economy

Author: Paul Knox,John A Agnew,Linda Mccarthy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444184717

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 709

The Geography of the World Economy provides an in-depth and stimulating introduction to the globalization of the world economy. The book offers a consideration of local, regional, national and global economic development over the long historical term. The theory and practice of economic and political geography provide a basis for understanding the interactions within and among the developed and developing countries of the world. Illustrated in color throughout, this new edition has been completely reworked and updated to take account of recent significant changes in the world economy. A new companion website also accompanies the book, with additional resources for each chapter including multiple choice and short essay questions and links to relevant websites. Figures and tables are also available for download located at www.routledge.com/cw/knox The text is signposted throughout with an glossary of key terms, and is richly illustrated with full-color maps, diagrams and illustrations. It is ideal for upper level university undergraduates and for post-graduates in a variety of specializations including geography, economics, political science, international relations and global studies.

The Geography of the World Economy 5th Edition

Author: Paul Knox,John Agnew,Linda McCarthy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134644353

Category: Science

Page: 472

View: 9776

The Geography of the World Economy provides an in-depth and stimulating introduction to the 'globalization' of the world economy. The book offers a consideration of local, regional, national and global economic development over the long historical term. The theory and practice of economic and political geography provide a basis for understanding the interactions within and among the developed and developing countries of the world. Illustrated in colour throughout, this new edition has been completely reworked and updated to take account of the substantial changes in the world economy, and includes a new chapter on services. It is ideal for upper level university undergraduates and for post-graduates in a variety of specializations including geography, economics, political science, international relations and global studies.

The Geography of the World Economy

Author: Paul L. Knox,John A. Agnew,Linda McCarthy

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: 9780340807125

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 437

View: 1487

The Geography of the World Economy provides an in-depth introduction to the globalization of the world economy and discusses local, regional, national, and global economic development over the course of history. It provides the basis for understanding the internal and external economic interactions of both industrialized and developing countries. Illustrated throughout, this new edition has been completely reworked and updated to take account of recent, substantial changes in the world economy. It is ideal for first and second year undergraduate courses in Economic Geography and International Relations. Features of the Fourth Edition Extends the coverage of world cities, labor markets, the global office, women in development, tourism, and sustainable development Includes new material on the: --Information economy and the Digital Divide --International financial system and the Asian and Russian financial crises --Economic implications of HIV/AIDS in Africa --Implications of genetically modified foods on agriculture and trade

The United States in the World-Economy

A Regional Geography

Author: John Agnew

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521316842

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 4611

The United States in the World-Economy is a major textbook survey of the rise of the United States within the world-economy and the causes of its relative decline.

Die Macht der Geographie

Wie sich Weltpolitik anhand von 10 Karten erklären lässt

Author: Tim Marshall

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428562

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 2558

Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flüsse, Meere, Wüsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverständlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollständiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Großfürsten über Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Großen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Häfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut für die Marine. Die nordeuropäische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grönland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.

Canada and the Global Economy

The Geography of Structural and Technological Change

Author: Canadian Association of Geographers

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773513563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 458

View: 9545

The contributors explore four central themes: the locational impacts of the openness of the Canadian economy, Canada's relatively simple economic geography in terms of regional variations in resources and urban development, the problems of keeping pace with rapid advances in technology, and the role of government in maintaining a national market and assisting economic development. They outline the essential elements of Canada's contemporary economic geography, highlight the origins and spatial imprint of change in the Canadian economy, and provide an assessment of Canada's participation in significant international patterns of economic change. Canada and the Global Economy is concerned not only with the economic size and location of consumption and production but also with institutional changes and shifts in employment, the sectoral composition of economic activity, and the organizational structure and locational behaviour of particular industries and firms. Special attention is given to the technological development of both established industries and new service and manufacturing activities. A timely addition to the field, it provides a geographic perspective on significant changes in jobs and types of work that result from the transformation of economic activities. Contributors: Trevor J. Barnes (UBC), John N.H. Britton (Toronto), James B. Cannon (Queen's), William J. Coffey (Montréal), J. Tait Davis (York), Geoffrey Dobilas (Toronto), William C. Found (York), Meric S. Gertler (Toronto), James M. Gilmour (consultant, Ottawa), Roger Hayter (Simon Fraser), John Holmes (Queen's), Anthony C. Lea (Compusearch, Toronto), Ian MacLachlan (Lethbridge), Alan D. MacPherson (SUNY at Buffalo), Glen B. Norcliffe (York), D. Michael Ray (formerly Carleton), Tod Rutherford (Waterloo), R. Keith Semple (Saskatchewan), James W. Simmons (Toronto), William Smith (Auckland), Guy P.F. Steed (formerly Science Council of Canada), Iain Wallace (Carleton), and Nigel Waters (Calgary).

The Geography of Multinational Firms

Author: Pontus Braunerhjelm,Karolina Ekholm

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792381334

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

View: 5870

Pontus Braunerhjelm and Karolina Ekholm Over recent decades, foreign direct investment (FDI) has become a major force in the global economy. The geographical pattern of capital formation, trade and technological spillovers across countries and regions, are to an in creasing extent determined by the strategies chosen by multinational firms (MNFs). Between 1982 and 1994, the rate of growth of the global FDI stock was more than twice that of gross fixed capital formation, the growth of sales by foreign affiliates of multinational firms well exceeded that of world exports, and, by 1994, the MNFs accounted for approximately 6 percent of world output (United Nations, 1997, pp. xv-xvi). The overall mechanisms behind this rapid internationalization in terms of multinational produc tion have been attributed to the dismantling of trade barriers and the deregulation of capital markets, together with the advances in information technology that have facilitated the coordination and monitoring of inter nationally dispersed production. This development carries two important implications: First, firms operate in markets characterized by much tougher competition than only a decade ago, and, second, countries and regions are involved in competition for production to a much larger extent than before. This book addresses questions related to the location and geographical dispersion of the activities by multinational firms, a topic which has be come of increasing concern to policy-makers.

The Cultural Economy of Cities

Essays on the Geography of Image-Producing Industries

Author: Allen J Scott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761954552

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

View: 7683

Culture is big business. It is at the root of many urban regeneration schemes throughout the world, yet the economy of culture is under-theorized and under-developed. In this wide-ranging and penetrating volume, the economic logic and structure of the modern cultural industries is explained. The connection between cultural production and urban-industrial concentration is demonstrated and the book shows why global cities are the homelands of the modern cultural industries. This book covers many sectors of cultural economy, from craft industries such as clothing and furniture, to modern media industries such as cinema and music recording. The role of the global city as a source of creative and innovative en

Remaking the Global Economy

Economic-Geographical Perspectives

Author: Jamie Peck,Henry Wai-Chung Yeung

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412933145

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 5594

`This book skillfully navigates the shoals of place and space to explain the intricacies of globalization. For those interested in the changing geography of global capitalism, Peck and Yeung is a "must read"' - James H Mittelman, American University Remaking the Global Economy offers a state -of-the-art survey of geographical perspectives on the restructuring and reorganization of the global economy. With contributions from leading figures in the globalization debate, the book explores the latest thinking and research, as well as the enduring controversies, across a range of interrelated issues, including: - firm strategies and business knowledge - interactions between firms and nation states - production and innovation systems - transnationalism and labour markets - state restructuring. Each of the specially commissioned chapters presents interdisciplinary insights into the complex processes of economic globalization and their impact on the organization of firms, markets, industries, regions, and institutions. An integrated and comprehensive account, this is a résumé of the latest work in the literature on globalization that will provide a detailed map of the geography of the global economy.

Multinationals and the Restructuring of the World Economy (RLE International Business)

The Geography of the Multinationals

Author: Michael Taylor,Nigel Thrift

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135124493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 10

View: 8859

This volume charts the ways in which multinational corporations contributed to the restructuring of the world economy, paying particular attention to the spatial consequences of, and responses to, their operations at a number of scales. The book takes as its theme the differential spatial outcomes of the restructuring of different types of multinational corporation.

The Geography of Multinationals (RLE International Business)

Studies in the Spatial Development and Economic Consequences of Multinational Corporations.

Author: Michael Taylor,Nigel Thrift

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135124566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 4

View: 6305

Through a series of international case studies, the nature and the geographical implications of the development of multinational corporations is examined. The volume concentrates on the latter Post-War period of corporate restructuring and readjustment in response to world-wide recession in the mid-1980s. The volume is divided into two parts. In the first each of the chapters considers a particular aspect of the problem of how multinational corporations have developed. In the second part the chapters consider different aspects of the economic and social impacts of these corporations. The common theme that links all the papers is their emphasis on careful historical analysis of different forms of spatial organisation and their transformation into other, different forms.

The Corporate Firm in a Changing World Economy

Case Studies in the Geography of Enterprise

Author: Marc De Smidt,Egbert Wever

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415657776

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 8597

This book examines the economic environment and phenomena of multinational business with reference to case studies of major multinational companies, including IBM, Philips, Nissan and Volvo. It assesses how the major theories explaining the response of companies to changes are borne out by the experience of individual firms.

Everyday Politics of the World Economy

Author: John M. Hobson,Leonard Seabrooke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139468480

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 9506

How do our everyday actions shape and transform the world economy? This volume of original essays argues that current scholarship in international political economy (IPE) is too highly focused on powerful states and large international institutions. The contributors examine specific forms of 'everyday' actions to demonstrate how small-scale actors and their decisions can shape the global economy. They analyse a range of seemingly ordinary or subordinate actors, including peasants, working classes and trade unions, lower-middle and middle classes, female migrant labourers and Eastern diasporas, and examine how they have agency in transforming their political and economic environments. This book offers a novel way of thinking about everyday forms of change across a range of topical issues including globalisation, international finance, trade, taxation, consumerism, labour rights and regimes. It will appeal to students and scholars of politics, international relations, political economy and sociology,

Regions and the World Economy

The Coming Shape of Global Production, Competition, and Political Order

Author: Allen John Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198296584

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 177

View: 4724

The 21st century is witness to the openness and interpenetration of national economies and sovereign states. This book explores the economic logic and political meaning of these developments, with special reference to a reconceptualization of the economic geography of the world as a global mosaic of regional systems of production and exchange.

The Corporate Firm in a Changing World Economy (RLE International Business)

Case Studies in the Geography of Enterprise

Author: Marc de Smidt,Egbert Wever

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135126119

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

View: 9160

This book examines the economic environment and phenomena of multinational business with reference to case studies of major multinational companies, including IBM, Philips, Nissan and Volvo. It assesses how the major theories explaining the response of companies to changes are borne out by the experience of individual firms.

The Geography of the Internet

Cities, Regions and Internet Infrastructure in Europe

Author: Emmanouil Tranos

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781953376

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 4096

This timely book presents a wide range of quantitative methods, including complex network analysis and econometric modelling, to illustrate how the Internet both follows, and at the same time challenges, more traditional geographies. Emmanouil Tranos explores the spatiality of the Internet, its physical infrastructure, and the geographic and socio-economic factors that shape its spatial distribution. He shows that although the Internet is a technical system with strong topological attributes, an almost 'hidden' spatial dimension also exists. The scattering of Internet Backbone Networks across European city-regions is compared with the aviation network in order to better understand the topology of the digital infrastructure. Finally, a causality analysis demonstrates the significant positive effect of the Internet infrastructure in the economic development of regions characterized by high absorptive capacity. This book will prove a highly fascinating read for those with an interest in Internet geographies, ICTs, regional development and infrastructure, digital economy, network analysis, and regional science. Practitioners working on local and regional development, as well as those focusing on ICTs, digital economy and smart cities, will also find this book to be an invaluable reference tool.

The Changing Economic Geography of Globalization

Author: Giovanna Vertova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134259328

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 7730

The process of globalization has had profound, often destabilizing, effects on space, at all levels (i.e. local, regional, national, international). This revealing book analyzes, both theoretically and empirically, the effects of globalization over space. It considers, through a dialogue among different paradigms, the ways in which space has become more important in the global economy. Globalization has been advocated as a way of shrinking time and space which will lead to a homogenized global market; a suggestion challenged in differing ways and with a variety of approaches by all the contributors to this volume. Leading authorities from a range of disciplines are represented amongst this impressive list of contributors, including Eric Sheppard, Bjørn Asheim, Richard Walker and Peter Swann. The chapters demonstrate persuasively the continuing, and even increasing, role of space in the global economy, and throughout, the book covers viewpoints from the fields of: international political economy economic geography regional and local economics. This impressive volume, which contains a selection of the best in contemporary scholarship, will be of interest to the international arena of academicians, policy makers and professionals in these or related fields.

Labor Geographies

Workers and the Landscapes of Capitalism

Author: Andrew Herod

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572306851

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 1132

Discussions of the geographic transformations wrought by capitalism generally treat corporations as the primary agents of spatial change. We hear of billions of dollars flowing here, factories moving there, venture capitalists opening up new markets, and workers having to "take it or leave it." Yet labor too is increasingly thinking and acting geographically, whether by struggling to impose national contracts; building regional, national, or international links of solidarity; or engaging in debates over local economic development. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the emerging discipline of labor geography. Combining innovative theoretical analysis with empirical case studies from around the world, Herod examines the spatial contexts and scales in which workers live, organize, and work to address particular economic and political problems. The first book-length text of its kind, this is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in working-class life, workers' organizations, and the contemporary dynamics of capitalism.