Governing Global Production

The role of states and firms as sources of economic governance is a key issue for
the analysis of global production networks. Unlike the nationally based industries
they are increasingly replacing, global production networks span multiple ...

Governing Global Production

Author: J. Wilson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137023198

Page: 227

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Northeast Asian steel industries have developed global production networks, but by spanning multiple national spaces, these networks unite many national economies while belonging exclusively to none. Who, therefore, is in control? Jeffrey D. Wilson examines how states and firms coordinate their activities to govern global production.

Global Production

For the time being, and to keep matters simple, I will assume that the contracts
governing domestic transactions are complete, so that ΓDO = 1, while contracts
governing international sourcing transactions are totally incomplete. I will also ...

Global Production

Author: Pol Antràs

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069116827X

Page: 336

View: 330

Global Production is the first book to provide a fully comprehensive overview of the complicated issues facing multinational companies and their global sourcing strategies. Few international trade transactions today are based on the exchange of finished goods; rather, the majority of transactions are dominated by sales of individual components and intermediary services. Many firms organize global production around offshoring parts, components, and services to producers in distant countries, and contracts are drawn up specific to the parties and distinct legal systems involved. Pol Antràs examines the contractual frictions that arise in the international system of production and how these frictions influence the world economy. Antràs discusses the inevitable complications that develop in contract negotiation and execution. He provides a unified framework that sheds light on the factors helping global firms determine production locations and other organizational choices. Antràs also implements a series of systematic empirical tests, based on recent data from the U.S. Customs and Census Offices, which demonstrate the relevance of contractual factors in global production decisions. Using an integrated approach, Global Production is an excellent resource for researchers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates interested in the inner workings of international economics and trade.

Global Governance of Food Production and Consumption

global. food. governance. INTRODUCTION. Governing food production and
consumption is becoming a complex challenge at the beginning of the twenty-first
century compared with the situation in the 1950s because contemporary
societies ...

Global Governance of Food Production and Consumption

Author: Peter Oosterveer

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781782543893

Page: 294

View: 874

The provision of food is undergoing radical transformations throughout the global community. Peter Oosterveer argues that, as a consequence, conventional national governmental regulations can no longer adequately respond to existing and emerging food risks and to environmental concerns. This book examines these challenges.

Global Production Networks

Given the inherent dynamics and uncertainties associated with the constitution of
global production networks, we view power and governance in both structural
and relational terms. While we conceive these networks as having certain ...

Global Production Networks

Author: Neil M. Coe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198703910

Page: 256

View: 877

Accelerating processes of economic globalization have fundamentally reshaped the organization of the global economy towards much greater integration and functional interdependence through cross-border economic activity. In this interconnected world system, a new form of economic organization has emerged: Global Production Networks (GPNs). This brings together a wide array of economic actors, most notably capitalist firms, state institutions, labour unions, consumers and non-government organizations, in the transnational production of economic value. National and sub-national economic development in this highly interdependent global economy can no longer be conceived of, and understood within, the distinct territorial boundaries of individual countries and regions. Instead, global production networks are organizational platforms through which actors in these different national or regional economies compete and cooperate for a larger share of the creation, transformation, and capture of value through transnational economic activity. They are also vehicles for transferring the value captured between different places. This book ultimately aims to develop a theory of global production networks that explains economic development in the interconnected global economy. While primarily theoretical in nature, it is well grounded in cutting-edge empirical work in the parallel and highly impactful strands of social science literature on the changing organization of the global economy relating to global commodity chains (GCC), global value chains (GVC), and global production networks (GPN).

Asia s Role in Governing Global Health

Indeed, it is generally agreed that China's ongoing participation in international
efforts to control the spread of infectious ... they nevertheless will prove beneficial
in enhancing global production capacity overall, thereby benefitting the entire ...

Asia   s Role in Governing Global Health

Author: Kelley Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136172254

Page: 312

View: 548

In an era of rapid and extensive globalisation, the world faces a wide range of transboundary problems that require effective collective action. Key among these are threats to human health that do not recognise national borders, and include emerging and re-emerging infections, rising rates of chronic diseases, inadequate access to affordable and safe medicines, spreading anti-microbial resistance and the health effects of climate change. These threats require a transnational response and thus pose significant challenges to global health governance, as well as to long established notions of national sovereignty. This book investigates the neglected question of the impact of a rising Asia on the management of transboundary health problems. The chapters examine the role played by Asia in the governance of a range of global health issues, from development assistance in health, to global health instruments dealing with tobacco control and disease outbreaks, to health research and knowledge products, and the book concludes by examining the broad themes of a rising Asia’s role in the complexity of global health governance. The various analyses are tied together by a common focus on Asian countries’ use of the sovereignty principle, and seek to understand how traditional notions of national sovereignty can both clash with, and enhance, governance objectives in global health. In addition, the contributors examine the interaction between global, regional and domestic institutions, and present current ideas in Asia on the challenge of governing global health. With an inter-disciplinary approach that combines international relations, public policy and public health, this book will be invaluable to both scholars and policy makers working in these fields, as well as Asian politics, social policy and governance more generally.

Handbook on Global Value Chains

This Handbook describes how GVCs arise and vary across industries and countries, and how they have evolved over time in response to economic and political forces.

Handbook on Global Value Chains

Author: Stefano Ponte

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788113772

Page: 640

View: 914

Global value chains (GVCs) are a key feature of the global economy in the 21st century. They show how international investment and trade create cross-border production networks that link countries, firms and workers around the globe. This Handbook describes how GVCs arise and vary across industries and countries, and how they have evolved over time in response to economic and political forces. With chapters written by leading interdisciplinary scholars, the Handbook unpacks the key concepts of GVC governance and upgrading, and explores policy implications for advanced and developing economies alike. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial}

Governing Global Derivatives

Historically , the economic development of all countries started with the
exploitation of labor forces , and as a result strong social and economic benefits
have been introduced to guarantee fair production standards . The difference
today lies in ...

Governing Global Derivatives

Author: Chiara Oldani

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754674641

Page: 205

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Governing Global Derivatives analyzes the role of the most important financial innovation of the last two decades - financial derivatives - in a global dimension. It focuses on the role of derivatives from a macroeconomic point of view.

Handbook of the International Political Economy of Governance

There has been much discussion in international policy circles as to how best to
reform global governance mechanisms ... food access becomes as tightly linked
to global economic conditions as it is to levels of food production and distribution.

Handbook of the International Political Economy of Governance

Author: Anthony Payne

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857933485

Page: 512

View: 325

Since the 1990s many of the assumptions that anchored the study of governance in international political economy (IPE) have been shaken loose. Reflecting on the intriguing and important processes of change that have occurred, and are occurring, Profess

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

In the same way as the NIDL no longer captures the complexities of
contemporary global economy, theories of the transnational corporation and
foreign ... large fail to grasp the multitude of inter-organizational links – between
both firms and non-firm actors – that are characteristic of global production
systems. ... The question of governance and power is a core issue addressed by
GVC and GPN research.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

Author: Trevor J. Barnes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444362372

Page: 704

View: 760

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars. Offers a fully revised, expanded, and up-to-date overview, following the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by Blackwell a decade earlier, providing a comprehensive assessment of the field Takes a prospective as well as retrospective look at the field, reviewing recent developments, recurrent challenges, and emerging agendas Incorporates diverse perspectives (in terms of specialty, demography and geography) of up and coming scholars, going beyond a focus on Anglo-American research Encourages authors and researchers to engage with and contextualize their situated perspectives Explores areas of overlap, dialogues, and (potential) engagement between economic geography and cognate disciplines

Governing Global Electronic Networks

In other words, this book views the global governance of networks more from the
bottom up, and the outside in. ... origins of the evolving rules of the game that
structure the production and distribution of communications in the global system,
 ...

Governing Global Electronic Networks

Author: William J. Drake

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262042517

Page: 664

View: 374

Experts analyze the global governance of electronic networks, emphasizing international power dynamics and the concerns of nondominant actors.

Governing Global Trade

International Institutions in Conflict and Convergence Theodore H. Cohn ...
objective of permitting market signals to influence agricultural production , but
they also recognised that food security and employment concerns had to be
considered .

Governing Global Trade

Author: Theodore H. Cohn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Page: 329

View: 208

Cohn's topic of global trade is of enormous and proliferating interest. He provides a good background from 1945 to the present, and on core contemporary themes such as civil society participation and the domesticization of the trade agenda. Cohn's political science background will appeal direct to a university audience and a broader public policy market, while also suitable for those interested in trade in the cognates of economics and law. This work's theoretical framework embraces and synthesizes the major approaches in the field of international relations and will be appropriate for the dominant schools of realists and liberal institutionalists alike. This seminal work has been awarded the British Columbia Political Science Association Weller Prize for 2003.

The Dynamics of Global Economic Governance

States may have retained formal sovereignty and remain key actors in the global
economy and world politics, but with the rapid internationalisation of markets,
systems of production and corporations, the political authority of states is either ...

The Dynamics of Global Economic Governance

Author: Richard Eccleston

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849805989

Page: 200

View: 885

ÔThis book is an exceptionally interesting and well-researched analysis of one of the most important reforms in global governance that have been put into place in the wake of the global financial crisis that began in 2007. Eccleston insightfully draws on and contributes to theories of global governance, explaining the surprisingly innovative and successful aspects of the global arrangements for combating tax evasion while also highlighting their deficiencies.Õ Ð Tony Porter, McMaster University, Canada ÔIn the atmosphere of fiscal emergency after the financial crisis, international tax policy has become a critical concern. There is no better guide to inter-linked political and economic challenges that result than Richard EcclestonÕs new book, The Dynamics of Global Economic Governance. Eccleston provides a detailed and authoritative guide to global tax governance after the financial crisis, and makes a highly persuasive case that the current international tax regime is fundamentally flawed in its efforts to combat tax evasion.Õ Ð Jason Sharman, Griffith University, Australia The financial crisis that engulfed global markets in 2008 created an acute need for improved international economic cooperation. Despite the G20Õs prominent coordination role, the regulatory response to the crisis has varied considerably across governance arenas. This book focuses on international taxation and examines how the financial crisis prompted renewed attempts to enhance international tax transparency and confront tax havens. It highlights the complexity of international regime change and the significance of national and financial interests, international organizations, domestic politics and the emerging G20 leaders forum in this process. This timely book highlights the challenges in post-financial crisis global economic governance, information that will strongly appeal to scholars and graduate students in the fields of political science, international political economy, global governance, international taxation and law. Stakeholders in the international tax regime including diplomats and tax administrators, international organizations, NGO and business representatives will also find plenty of enriching information in this study.

International Production Networks in Asia

The newest BRIE-IGCC venture, Governing the Global E-conomy, deepens this
work (see <http://e-conomy.berkeley.edu>). Michael Borrus and Dieter Ernst
initiated the collaboration represented in this volume, and Ernst especially
benefited ...

International Production Networks in Asia

Author: Michael Borrus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134597428

Page: 288

View: 642

The economic crisis of 1997 called East Asia's economic miracle into question and generated widespread criticism of the region's developmental models. However, the crisis did little to alter the growing economic integration of American, Japanese and Chinese firms who have created cross-border production networks. This book addresses the changing nature of high-tech industries in Asia, particularly in the electronics sector, where such networks are increasingly designed to foster and to exploit the region's highly heterogenous technology, skills and know-how.

Governing Interests

In the economic realm, the term refers to a cluster of processes which include the
growing intensity of international trade ... liberalization of the international
financial system and the growth of multinational firms and global production
networks.

Governing Interests

Author: Wolfgang Streeck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134218516

Page: 256

View: 840

In the current period of globalization, Governing Interests presents new research on the impact of internationalization on the organization and representation of business interests through trade and employer associations. By exploring ongoing, gradual, but nevertheless profound changes in the structures and functions of business interest associations, the book develops a precise understanding of the relationship between the national and the international. Both conceptual and empirical, some papers included in this significant volume adopt a ‘bird's eye view’ of the topic, whilst others concentrate on individual industries or countries, and several, through examination and analysis, consider the effects on interest representation and the repercussions on effective governance. Contributed to and edited by leading academics, the diversity of research questions and methods used in this volume provide the reader with an excellent understanding of the subject and, importantly, caution against rash simplifications. Comprehensive and scholarly, this text will be of particular relevance to political scientists and sociologists.

Note on the Proceedings

The lack of rules governing global production systems was worrying , as global
markets had evolved faster than regulation , resulting in fierce competition among
developing countries to enter the global value chain at any expense . The report
 ...

Note on the Proceedings

Author:

Publisher: International Labor Office

ISBN: 9789221168300

Page: 54

View: 952

Governing Global Land Deals

ABD unmoorsthe notionof'primitive accumulation' fromthe interstices of 'modes of
production' —i.e.transitions tocapitalism— making ita more versatile concept
capableof explaining very diverse, contemporary forms of expropriation that ...

Governing Global Land Deals

Author: Wendy Wolford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118688244

Page: 288

View: 844

This collection of essays in Governing Global Land Deals provides new empirical and theoretical analyses of the relationships between global land grabs and processes of government and governance. Reframes debates on global land grabs by focusing on the relationship between large-scale land deals and processes of governance Offers new theoretical insights into the different forms and effects of global land acquisitions Illuminates both the micro-processes of transaction and expropriation, as well as the broader structural forces at play in global land deals Provides new empirical data on the different actors involved in contemporary land deals occurring across the globe and focuses on the specific institutional, political, and economic contexts in which they are acting

The Diffusion of Power in Global Governance

Networks, nodes and the production ofpower The global governanceliterature
hasbeenslow to take up Coleman and Perl's challenge.Use of the network
concept isoften descriptive or straightforwardly managerial (Reinicke and Deng,
2003) ...

The Diffusion of Power in Global Governance

Author: S. Guzzini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283556

Page: 276

View: 476

The study of global governance has often led separate lives within the respective camps of International Political Economy and Foucauldian Studies. Guzzini and Neumann combine these to look at an increasingly global politics with a growing number of agents, recognising the emergence of a global polity.

Governing the World

This chapter focuses on the global governance of labour by examining some of
the global policy initiatives that have ... Recent years have witnessed the
increased transnationalization of production as firms have sought to expand their
 ...

Governing the World

Author: Sophie Harman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135049637

Page: 242

View: 552

‘Global governance’ has become a key concept in the contemporary study of international politics, yet what the term means and how it works remains in question. Governing the World: Cases in Global Governance takes an alternative approach to understanding the concept by exploring how global governance works in practice through a set of case studies on both classical issues of international relations such as security, labour and trade, and more contemporary concerns such as the environment, international development, and governing the internet. The book explores the processes, practice and politics of global governance by taking a broad look at issues of human rights governance and focusing on detailed aspects of a topic such as torture and rendition to help explain how governance does, or does not, work to students and researchers of international politics alike. Bringing together a diverse and international group of scholars, each chapter responds to a set of questions as to what is being governed, how and who by and offers issue-specific case studies and recommended reading to develop a full understanding of the issue explored and what it means for global governance.

The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy

Global. Environmental. Governance. Graeme. Auld. and. Lars. H. Gulbrandsen.
Introduction. Over the past decades, ... audits, these private regulatory efforts are
governing the practices of global production, distribution, and consumption.

The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy

Author: Robert Falkner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118326253

Page: 552

View: 450

The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy presents an authoritative and comprehensive overview of global policy on climate and the environment. It combines the strengths of an interdisciplinary team of experts from around the world to explore current debates and the latest thinking in the search for global environmental solutions. Explores the environmental challenges we currently face, and the concepts and approaches to solving these Questions the role of global actors, institutions and processes, and considers the links between global climate and environment policy, and that of the global economy Highlights the connections between social science research and global policy Brings together authoritative coverage of recent research by internationally-renowned experts from around the world, including from North America, Europe, and Asia Provides an essential resource guide for students and researchers from across a wide range of related disciplines – from politics and international relations, to environmental sciences and sociology – and for global policy practitioners