Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy
- Peter Dicken - University of Manchester, UK
Economic Geography | Globalization | International Business & Management (General)
Global Shift is - quite simply - the definitive work on economic globalization. The extensive use of graphics, lack of jargon, and clear definition of terms has made it the standard work for the social sciences.
The Seventh Edition has been completely updated using the latest available sources. It maps the changing centres of gravity of the global economy and explains the global financial crisis. Each chapter has been extensively rewritten and new material introduced to explain the most recent empirical developments; ideas on production, distribution, consumption; and corporate governance. Global Shift provides:
- The most comprehensive and up-to-date explanation of economic globalization available, examining the role of transnational corporations, states, labour, consumers, organizations in civil society, and the 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, interest groups and technology.
- 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.
- A suite of extensive online ancillaries for both students and lecturers, including author videos, case studies, lecture notes, and free access to specially selected journal articles related to each chapter.
There is only one definitive guide to economic globalization for the social sciences: and that's Peter Dicken's Global Shift.
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Global Shift defines the gold standard in the field of globalization studies, which it has had a large hand in defining. The revised seventh edition continues to accomplish what no other book in the field does, it presents a grounded but broad view of globalization, judiciously assesses the key debates, and recognizes (but never drowns in) complexity. Global Shift combines an authoritative voice with meticulous documentation and outstanding illustrations; it’s the trusted source.
I used this text in my undergraduate Global Apparel Industry Dynamics class. It is a valuable text that explains the critical components and dynamics of the global economy in a straightforward and engaging style that is accessible to undergraduates as well as graduates. Dicken provides important historical perspectives on the evolution of the global economy while keeping abreast of recent developments. Key industries are examined in a relevant manner, adding an extra dimension to the work. Global Shift will equip any young graduate/executive with important insights into the global characteristics of business environments.
Global Shift has become the de facto textbook for middle- and upper-level courses in economic geography. Dicken synthesizes the economic, political, and social complexities of globalization in highly accessible prose. The case studies of various industries contribute to a better understanding of the processes of globalization.
It is one of the most important textbooks on global production networks
Excellent resource with useful online materials for both staff and student ... the topics are relevant and current to today's businss environment and we have been able to use this resource to support teaching on campus as well as online.
Excellent overview, well-structured, inclusive, up-to-date, and readable. Nothing else like it for a multi-discipline approach to globalization
This is excellent in explaining economic and technological change for the non-technical reader
Frames in a superb way the contemporary global developments.
Comprehensive and accessible
This book is a highly recommended reading for understanding important socio-economic changes in the contemporary world.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Peter Dicken, Global Shift Ch2