The Routledge Companion to the Geography of International Business
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The fields of geography and international business share an interest in the same phenomena, whilst each provides both a differing perspective and different research methods in attempting to understand those phenomena. The Routledge Companion to the Geography of International Business explores the nature and scope of inter-disciplinary work between Economic Geography and International Business in explaining the central issues in the international economy. Contributions written by leading specialists in each field (including some chapters written by inter-disciplinary teams) focus on the nature of multinational firms and their strategies, where they choose to locate their activities, how they create and manage international networks and the key relationships between multinationals and the places where they place their operations. Topics covered include the internationalisation of service industries, the influence of location on the competitiveness of firms and the economic dynamism of regions and where economic activity takes place and how knowledge, goods and services flow between locations. The book examines the areas for fruitful inter-disciplinary work between International Business and Economic Geography and sets out a road map for future joint research, and is an essential resource for students and practitioners of international business and economic development.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 592 pages
  • 171 x 248mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 38 Line drawings, black and white; 38 Tables, black and white; 38 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138953342
  • 9781138953345

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`This is a welcome and timely contribution to the interdisciplinary space that has long existed between the fields of economic geography and international business. It brings together leading scholars from both disciplines in a wide-ranging volume that is sure to be essential reading for anyone interested in the many theoretical and empirical intersections that span these fields.' - Professor Andrew Jones, Vice-President (Research and Enterprise), City, University of London 'This comprehensive volume shows that International Business and Economic Geography are cognate, linked and complementary fields of endeavour.ã An outstanding list of authors provide a compelling guide to the synergies between these two research fields and the mutual benefits that cooperation across the subjects can bring.ã This results in a strong research agenda for the future.' - Professor Peter J Buckley OBE, FBA, Centre for International Business University of Leeds (CIBUL) 'This Companion decidedly shows how the disciplines of Economic Geography and International Business can and should engage with each other. An excellent collection of works by an array of authors, from household names to younger talent, from across the World.' - Gabriel R.G. Benito, BI Norwegian Business Schoolshow more

About Jonathan Beaverstock

Jonathan Beaverstock is Professor of International Management at the University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K.. Previously, he has held Professorships at the University of Nottingham and Loughborough University (both in the UK). He's published widely across the social sciences in leading international journals like the Journal of Economic Geography, Environment and Planning A and Regional Studies. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Gary Cook is Professor of Economics and Head of School at the Hull University Business School. He gained his PhD in Industrial Economics from Manchester Business School. He has published many articles and book chapters in the area of clustering, innovation and multinational enterprise. Jennifer Johns is a Senior Lecturer in International Business at the University of Liverpool Management School. She works on globalisation, the agglomeration of economic activities, entrepreneurship and innovation and global trade and production networks. Her latest project examines the impacts of additive manufacturing on global production networks. Frank McDonald is Professor of International Business, University of Leeds Business School, Author/Editor of 14 books and about 60 articles. Naresh Pandit is Professor of International Business at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia. His research focuses on the interface between international business, economic geography and economics. It has been funded by 12 grants and has produced 71 journal papers and book chapters.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to the Companion Gary Cook, Frank McDonald, Jennifer Johns, Jon Beaverstock and Naresh Pandit. Some core material in International Business Chapter 2 Space and International Business Steven Brakman and Charles van Marrewijk Chapter 3 Networks and alliances Keith W. Glaister Chapter 4 Outsourcing, offshoring and the global factory Roger Strange & Giovanna Magnani Chapter 5 The regional MNE and coordination of MNE organizational structures Quyen T.K. Nguyen Chapter 6 The Dynamics of multinational enterprise subsidiary roles in an era of regionalization Alain Verbeke and Wenlong Yuan ã Some core material in Economic Geography Chapter 7 The current research programme in economic geography Trevor J Barnes, and Eric Sheppard Chapter 8 Evolutionary Economic Geography: An emerging field or framework? David L. Rigby Chapter 9 Global production networks Neil M. Coe Chapter 10 The relational turn in Economic Geography James T. Murphy The Interface between Economic Geography and International Business Chapter 11 Economic Geography and International Business Henry Wai-chung Yeung Chapter 12 Toward a synthesis of micro and macro factors that influence foreign direct investment location choice Anthony Goerzen, Bo Nielsen and Christian Asmussen Chapter 13 The region in International Business and Economic Geography Crispian Fuller Chapter 14 Cities and International Business: Insights from cross-disciplinary perspectives Gary Cook & Naresh Pandit ã ã Chapter 15 Strategic cities within global urban networks Ben Derudder, Peter J. Taylor, James Faulconbridge, Michael Hoyler and Pengfei Ni Chapter 16 The use of global value chain/global production network related literature in international business research: investigating the nature and degree of integration Noemi Sinkovics, Rudolf R. Sinkovics, Samia Ferdous Hoque & Matthew Alford Chapter 17 The Firm as a differentiated network and Economic Geography Jens Gammelgaard and Frank McDonald ã Key research at the interface of International Business and Economic Geography Chapter 18 Corporate learning and knowledge flows: From glass pipelines to dark pools Philip Cooke Chapter 19 International knowledge transfer Yan Wu and Yong Yang Chapter 20 Capital projects and infrastructure in urban and economic development Phillip O'Neill Chapter 21 Stepping out of the comfort zone? An examination of regional orientation in emerging-economy MNEs' cross-border M&As Yoo Jung, Yingqi Wei and Yaoan Wu Chapter 22 The effect of location on entrepreneurship Pavlos Dimitratos and Tarun Kanto Bose Chapter 23 Language and the development of trade networks in Early Modern Europe: modern reflexes, unexpected consequences Nigel Holden and Sierk Horn Chapter 24 Foreign direct investment motivated by institution shopping Mike Peng and Young H. Jung ã Location and competitiveness Chapter 25 Multinational performance and the geography of FDI: Issues of embeddedness, strategic fit and the dimensions of distance Ioana R. Bedreaga, Raquel Ortega Argiles and Philip McCann Chapter 26 The competitiveness of location in International Business and Economic Geography Philippe Gugler Chapter 27 The changing geography of innovation and the multinational enterprise Davide Castellani Services, International Business and Economic Geography Chapter 28 An Economic Geography of globalizing retail: Emergence, characteristics, contribution Neil Wrigley and Steve Wood Chapter 29 Innovation, market segmentation and entrepreneurship in services: The case of the hotel industry Jeremy Howells and Michelle Lowe Chapter 30 The internationalization of producer services Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen and Torsten Schunder Chapter 31 Designed here, re-designed there but made somewhere else: geography, translocal business and the exploitation of difference John R. Bryson Chapter 32 The culture of finance Gordon L Clark Chapter 33 The internationalization and localization of professional services: The case of executive search firms in Australia Jonathan V. Beaverstock and William S. Harvey Epilogue Chapter 34 EpilogueGary Cook Indexshow more