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Global Production Patterns
Global production patterns
HåvardHaarstadUniversity of Bergen

Production is the creation of utilities, goods, and services that are useful to someone, by means of human and material resources. Human societies have, throughout history, built increasingly complex systems of production and exchange, and these systems have had profound effects on everyday life. These systems of production and the effects that they have are not evenly dispersed over the surface of the earth. Rather, systems of production create complex geographical patterns. Today it is impossible to properly understand production and how systems of production shape our surroundings without adopting a global perspective. This is because production is now so interconnected that country-level analyses, for example, cannot sufficiently account for production organized by transnational companies, for flows of ...

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