Handbook on the Geographies of Globalization
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Handbook on the Geographies of Globalization

Edited by Robert C. Kloosterman, Virginie Mamadouh and Pieter Terhorst

Processes of globalization have changed the world in many, often fundamental, ways. Increasingly these processes are being debated and contested. This Handbook offers a timely, rich as well as critical panorama of these multifaceted processes with up-to-date chapters by renowned specialists from many countries. It comprises chapters on the historical background of globalization, different geographical perspectives (including world systems analysis and geopolitics), the geographies of flows (of people, goods and services, and capital), and the geographies of places (including global cities, clusters, port cities and the impact of climate change).
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Chapter 16: Geographies of global production networks

Jana M. Kleibert and Rory Horner

Abstract

A key component of economic globalization is the transnational production of goods and services. Global value chains and global production networks are two related analytical frameworks that have been developed to help understand the organization of such economic activity and its development implications. This chapter briefly reviews the creation of such frameworks and their contribution in terms of understanding the organization and governance of the global economy. We then explore the less-focused on dimensions of spatiality and territoriality, including through examples from research on India’s pharmaceutical and Philippines’ services industries. Current changes in the global economy have raised the stakes for understanding the shifting geographies of global production networks and engaging more closely with their territorial dimensions.

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