Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy
- Peter Dicken - University of Manchester, UK
Economic Geography | Globalization | International Business & Management
The now standard work on economic globalization provides:
• the most comprehensive and up-to-date explanation of economic globalization available, examining the role of transnational corporations, states, labour, consumers, and organisations in civil society and the unequal power relations between them
• a clear guide to how the global economy is being transformed through the operation of global production networks involving transnational corporations, states and interest groups and technology
• detailed discussion of different theories of economic globalization in the larger context of a world of winners and losers and the creation/destruction of value in different places
• a new chapter on the environmental impacts of globalizing processes
• extended discussion of problems and institutions of global governance in the context of the global economic crisis and of the role of corporate social responsibility
• broadened sectoral case studies including a new case study on resource-extractive industries, and an extended chapter on financial and advanced business services
The extensive use of graphics, lack of jargon and clear definition of terms, makes Global Shift the key resource on economic globalization in the social science literature.
The website for the sixth edition has been expanded to offer tailored resources for lecturers and students in geography, international business, sociology and politics. Online readings from SAGE Journals have been provided for each discipline, in addition to the resources designed for all of Global Shift’s readers.
Many thanks to Henry Yeung, Paul James, Fiona Moore and Matthew Caygill for their contributions here.
A magnificent achievement. Since the publication of the first edition of Global Shift in 1986, Peter Dicken has constructed in successive editions a phenomenal record of the changing geography of capital accumulation on a world scale. This wholly new sixth edition of 2010, is an essential companion for anyone concerned to understand the rapid geographical shifts occurring in the world's economic power relations in these stressful and troubled times
Distinguished Professor, CUNY Graduate Center, New York
A masterful new edition of a masterful text. Once again, Peter Dicken is at the cutting edge of the analysis of economic globalization and global trends. Global Shift is the authoritative text on these issues
Co-Director, Centre for the Study of Global Governance, LSE
Global Shift, sixth edition, continues to deconstruct globalization to show that distance (economic geography) still matters. Dicken uses insights from international business research to demonstrate that world business activity is more regional than global. Multinational enterprises are at the hub of global production networks and service delivery; they interact with governments and generally act as agents of economic development. In short economic geography and international business are closely aligned in their approach to globalization
Henley Business School, University of Reading
I am impressed by how this book continues to evolve. It has opened out to new sectors and new themes, including extractive industries and the environmental implications of a globalized economy. Global Shift is a tremendous resource; it covers a vast empirical range but is always closely attentive to the underlying processes, impacts, and meanings of globalization. Dicken's approach beautifully integrates the economic and the political with problems of equity and ethics - a rare accomplishment. Ideal for undergraduate classes across the social sciences
Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
The premier text for middle and upper-level courses in economic geography and globalization. The sixth edition provides detailed treatment of the current global financial crisis and a thorough assessment of globalization’s winners and losers. It contains entirely new chapters on mineral extractive industries and on the environmental implications of global production networks. Global Shift continues to be a 'must read' for all students of the global economy
Department of Geography, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
I am among the privileged to read and use Dicken's Global Shift as a reference text for my writings and as an elective text in my Urban Geography courses since its 1986 first edition...Global Shift's sixth edition is a vital text comprehensively reviewing how global economy functions and how enjoyable or unpleasant are its impacts on people and places. In the sixth edition Dicken offers an updated critical analysis of globalization followed by the continuing theoretical, in some respect political, on the debate on its nature, impact and durability.
Good topic on globalization. Updated data as well. But it is better to include more cases for student to master. And it is better to offer more teaching materials.
Excellent concise, clear and yet theoretically rich textbook.
This book covers an economic dimension of globalisation comprehensively. Excellent text.
The Global Shift is still the benchmark for many courses on international business. The industry cases never fail to appeal to the imagination of our students.
Great Book, perfect for this class that combines economics and business.
I would love to use it even more by getting access to the companion website.
A very comprehensive book covering most of the key themes of the Strategy course.
I have also adopted this book as essential reading for the BMAN10770 Digital Innovation in International Buisness. course which will begin in January 2015
I particularly value the chapters on technological change and the State. From a student perspecctive the book is very well laid out and the use of graphics provide an added dimension along with the companion website to the teaching experience.
Also the examples provided such as the Automobile Industry are very welcome and useful.
A fantastic book that really allows the student to understand both the concepts and issues based around Globalisation.
Good book, but the slides for teaching use are a bit too simple.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Introduction: Questioning 'Globalization'
Chapter 12: 'Making The World Go Round': Advanced Business Services - Especially
Companion Website Material - Case Study Ch. 1
Companion Website Material - Case Study Ch. 12
Companion Website Material - Lecture Notes Ch. 1
Companion Website Material - Lecture Notes Ch. 12.pdf