`This book skillfully navigates the shoals of place and space to explain the intricacies of globalization. For those interested in the changing geography of global capitalism, Peck and Yeung is a "must read"' - James H Mittelman, American University Remaking the Global Economy offers a state -of-the-art survey of geographical perspectives on the restructuring and reorganization of the global economy. With contributions from leading figures in the globalization debate, the book explores the latest thinking and research, as well as the enduring controversies, across a range of interrelated issues, including: - firm strategies and business knowledge - interactions between firms and nation states - production and innovation systems - transnationalism and labour markets - state restructuring. Each of the specially commissioned chapters presents interdisciplinary insights into the complex processes of economic globalization and their impact on the organization of firms, markets, industries, regions, and institutions. An integrated and comprehensive account, this is a résumé of the latest work in the literature on globalization that will provide a detailed map of the geography of the global economy.
Part One: Grounding Global Flows
- Chapter 2: ‘Placing’ Firms: Grounding the Debate on the ‘Global’ Corporation
- Chapter 3: Globalization, Transnationalism and the Asia-Pacific
- Chapter 4: The Marginalization of Everywhere? Emerging Geographies of Emerging Markets
- Chapter 5: The Globalization of Environmental Management: International Investment in the Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Industries
Part Two: Placing Global Knowledge
- Chapter 6: The Spatial Life of Things: The Real World of Practice within the Global Firm
- Chapter 7: Spaces of Corporate Learning
- Chapter 8: The Might of ‘Might’: How Social Power is Being Refigured
- Chapter 9: Beyond the Cluster – Local Milieus and Global Connections
Part Three: Refiguring Global Rules
- Chapter 10: Making Global Rules: Globalization or Neoliberalization?
- Chapter 11: Globalization: Faustian Bargain, Development Saviour or More of the Same? The Case of the Developing World and the Emerging International Trade Regime
- Chapter 12: ‘Glocalization’ as a State Spatial Strategy: Urban Entrepreneurialism and the New Politics of Uneven Development in Western Europe
- Chapter 13: Global Production Systems and European Integration: De-Regionalizing, Re-Regionalizing and Re-Scaling Production Systems in Europe