Global Shift: Transforming the World Economy
Preoccupation with the `global' is an emblematic feature of our time. While much of the literature is stronger on hype than on reality, the totally revised and updated Third Edition of Global Shift takes a more balanced view of globalization. It identifies both the massive changes that continue to transform the world economy and affect local communities across the globe, and the complex processes involved. It focuses on the interrelated actions of transnational corporations and states within a volatile technological environment. Richly illustrated with more than 200 specially designed figures and tables, this bestselling cross-disciplinary book provides a unique approach to one of the key issues of the new millennium.
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A new geoeconomy
Introduction A brief historical perspective
a multipolar kaleidoscopic global economy
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Asian Asian NIEs assembly automobile industry banks capital cars cent centres Chapter clothing industries companies competition complex components consumer electronics costs created demand developing countries domestic dominant east and southeast economic activity effects employment especially Europe European example exports factors Figure financial services firm's Fordism foreign direct investment foreign investment geographical global economy global shifts growth Hong Kong host country host economy important increased increasingly innovations integrated international trade internationalization involved Japan keiretsu labour force major Malaysia manufacturing ment NAFTA networks North America older industrialized countries operations organizational particular plants production chain regional relationships relatively role scale sector significant Singapore Single European Market sogo shosha Source South Korea southeast Asia specific strategy structure subcontracting suppliers Table Taiwan tariff technological change tend textiles textiles and clothing tion TNCs transnational corporations UNCTAD United Kingdom workers world economy
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