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Industrial Transition

Author : Martina Fuchs
ISBN : 9781317117018
Genre : Science
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Recently, the international division of labour in industrial production has grown increasingly more volatile. The separation between 'high-end' tasks undertaken in the traditional core economies and 'low-end' tasks undertaken in newly emerging economies has become increasingly blurred. The new dynamics and unpredictability of actor and process configurations in internationalized production bring new challenges for research in economic geography, regional economics and management sciences. The allocation of R&D and production mandates within or between enterprises, the setting up, closing down, purchase or sale of subsidiaries at different localities, the shifting patterns of collaborative innovation, together with newly evolving forms of capitalism, all appear to interact in ways not seen before. It appears we have entered a new era termed 'industrial transition'. This book forms the first approach toward conceptualising the term and compiling illustrative empirical underpinnings. Contributions by an international set of renowned economic geographers highlight the major features and case studies of 'industrial transition' and address various questions that matter for the future of our global economy: How are regions and localities affected by the shift of product mandates? In which ways do changes differ between industrial sectors and economic regions? How can regions and localities adequately prepare for or react to foreseeable changes; and how can regional resilience and response capacities be built and enhanced?

Worldwide Knowledge

Author : Martina Fuchs
ISBN : 9781134785568
Genre : Political Science
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Putting forward a comprehensive view of knowledge with a specific perspective on place and space, this book provides a new perspective on the globalisation of knowledge. Crossing disciplinary boundaries, the principal agenda of this volume is to open up a perspective ‘beyond knowledge’ - i.e. beyond the interpretation of knowledge as scientific-technical knowledge. Author Martina Fuchs introduces further kinds of knowledge and interpretation which influence managements’ perception of globalisation and therefore the knowledge which is going global. She refers to knowledge in the sense of experiences, competencies in the production and labour process, as well as mutually shared mental constructs which are embedded in a context of understanding and interpretation. Exploring beyond the meaning of worldwide knowledge as general open access knowledge, this book also discusses barriers to knowledge, problems of transfer, and the influence of governance and control.

21st Century Geography

Author : Joseph P. Stoltman
ISBN : 9781412974646
Genre : Science
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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Environmental Regulation In The New Global Economy

Author : Rhys Jenkins
ISBN : 1781950415
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book attempts to answer these questions using case studies of three pollution-intensive industries: iron and steel, leather tanning, and fertilizers. Based on in-depth interviews with managers and regulators in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, the book illustrates the variety of responses to the conflicting pressures of globalization and environmental protection at corporate and industry levels.

Ids Bulletin

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015027126
Genre : Economic development
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Cities And Regions In The New Learning Economy

Author : OECD
ISBN : 9789264189713
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Is there a "new learning economy"? This publication, which views the debate from the perspective of a regional learning economy, clearly answers in the affirmative.

Global Companies Local Innovations

Author : Yasuyuki Motoyama
ISBN : UCAL:C3507464
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This dissertation investigates why Japanese multi-national firms concentrate new product development activities geographically, particularly in high cost locations like Tokyo or Nagoya. This seems a puzzle because it is the age of globalization and information technology. Previous literature in regional economies would answer this puzzle by focusing on the roles played by intra-regional agglomeration factors. In short, the close linkage between rival firms, suppliers, and customers within the same region will prosper information flows, and hence generate innovation. However, an analysis at an aggregated regional level blurs the notion of innovation. Only after dissecting (1) who makes (2) what kind of innovation can we understand (3) how the process of generating innovation is organized and tied to geography. With an interdisciplinary approach of integrating regional economies and business administration, this dissertation extends the analysis on the technical and organizational aspect of creating innovation in the spatial context.

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