Offshore outsourcing -' the movement of jobs to lower-wage countries -' is one of the defining features of globalization. This book provides the first sustained investigation of the workings of the global sourcing industry, its business practices, its market dynamics, its technologies, and its politics.
The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars.
Offers a fully revised, expanded, and up-to-date overview, following the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by Blackwell a decade earlier, providing a comprehensive assessment of the field Takes a prospective as well as retrospective look at the field, reviewing recent developments, recurrent challenges, and emerging agendas Incorporates diverse perspectives (in terms of specialty, demography and geography) of up and coming scholars, going beyond a focus on Anglo-American research Encourages authors and researchers to engage with and contextualize their situated perspectives Explores areas of overlap, dialogues, and (potential) engagement between economic geography and cognate disciplines
This reader introduces students to examples of the most important research in the field of economic geography.
Brings together the most important research contributions to economic geography.
Editorial commentary makes the material accessible for students.
The editors are highly respected in their field.
`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.
"The biggest strength of the book is its pedagogic design, which will appeal to new entrants in the field but also leaves space for methodological debates... It is well suited for use on general courses but it also involves far more than an introduction and is full of theoretical insights for a more theoretically advanced audience."
- Economic Geography Research Group
In the last fifteen years economic geography has experienced a number of fundamental theoretical and methodological shifts. Politics and Practice in Economic Geography explains and interrogates these fundamental issues of research practice in the discipline.
Concerned with examining the methodological challenges associated with that 'cultural turn', the text explains and discusses:
qualitative and ethnographic methodologies
the role and significance of quantitative and numerical methods
the methodological implications of both post-structural and feminist theories
the use of case-study approaches
the methodological relation between the economic geography and neoclassical economics, economic sociology, and economic anthropology.
Leading contributors examine substantive methodological issues in economic geography and make a distinctive contribution to economic-geographical debate and practice.