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Chapter 14: Global Shift (1986): Peter Dicken
Global Shift (1986): Peter Dicken
As its title suggests, the perspective of this book is global. It aims to describe and to explain the massive shifts which have been occurring in the world's manufacturing industry and to examine the impact of such large-scale changes on countries and localities across the globe. … Ultimately, the main thread which binds the various parts of the book together is that of the effects of global industrial change. (Dicken, 1986: i)
Peter Dicken, Emeritus Professor at the School of Environment and Development, the University of Manchester, has been one of the major ‘movers and shakers’ in debates in both economic geography and globalization. He has been at Manchester for over four decades, was awarded his Personal ...