Academic journal article Geography

Linking Industries across the World: Processes of Global Networking

Academic journal article Geography

Linking Industries across the World: Processes of Global Networking

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Linking Industries Across the World: Processes of global networking Claes G. Alvastam and Eike W. Schamp Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005 332pp, 22 x 15.5cm Hb: £55.00, ISBN 0 7546 4426 X

As the organisation of manufacturing and service production continues to 'go global' while retaining local or regional interfaces, it creates ever greater complexity for value chain management, the co-ordination of spaces of production, or the integration of local and global networks of innovation. This edited collection starts from the premise that even though there is some understanding of the processes involved, such is the pace of change that it is even more difficult to understand the new kinds of networks that embed regions and firms in the global system.

Comprising 12 contributions, mainly from scholars based in Europe and the Far East, the book is divided into four sections that address: how to make sense of globalisation in the context of value chains and standards; the place of innovation in regional systems and global networks; firms as interlinked territorial networks; and the reorganisation of 'local' production in a globalised world economy The context is explored in an introductory chapter that reinforces the argument that as new ways emerge for linking economic activities across the world, so the meaning of globalisation for places and at different times becomes even more variable. …

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