Syllabus/achievement requirements

* = the article is in a compendium

@ = the article is available online

The main book of the course is:

Dicken, P. (2010). Global Shift: mapping the changing contours of the world economy . Sage Publications, London. Sixth edition. 632 pages.

In addition there is a compendium of articles (71 pages) in which industrial and regional development in Europe is seen in the light of economic globalization and Global Shift.

Articles in the compendium:

*Aarset, B. and Jakobsen, S-E. (2008): Political regulation and radical institutional change: The case of aquaculture in Norway. Marine Policy, 32, (in press) 10s

*Fløysand, A. and Haarstad, H. (2008): Foreign direct investment in development strategies: Norwegian FDI and the tendency for agglomeration. In: Tamasy, C. and Taylor, M. (eds): Globalising worlds and new economic configurations. pp 47-57.

*Ivarsson, I and Alvstam, C-G. (2005): The Effect of Spatial Proximity on Technology Transfer from TNCs to Local Suppliers in Developing Countries: The Case of AB Volvo's Truck and Bus Plants in Brazil, China, India and Mexico. Economic Geography, 81 (1), pp 83-111

*Neil M. Coe, Peter Dicken and Martin Hess (2008) Global production networks: realizing the potential. Journal of Economic Geography 8, 271–295

Articles available online:

@ *Bryson, J.R. (2007): ‘A “second” global shift? The offshoring or global sourcing of corporate services and the rise of distanciated emotional labour’, Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 89 (1), 31–43. Available online

@ *Phyne, J., Hovgaard, G. and Hansen, G. (2006): Norwegian salmon goes to market: The case of Austevoll seafood cluster. Journal of Rural Studies, 22, pp 190-204 Available online

In total 728 pages.

The compendium will be available at Kopiutsalget at the bookstore Gnist Akademika at Blindern. Please bring your student card.

@ -articles

@ = articles are available online through Bibsys' subscriptions on e-journal databases for employees and students. To access the articles it is necessary to use a computer in the UiO network. This is because the UiO subscription access is controlled by IP-address. To download the articles from computers outside the UiO network it is necessary to connect to the UiO network by VPN client.

Some ejournal databases do not facilitate a direct link to the PDF-file. In such cases the link leads to the issue-index or the journal from where the correct article can be located and downloaded.

Available curriculum articles on the internet are an advantage in the sense that required reading will be available to the students sooner than compendiums, and the students may choose to read the text on the screen. Students pay for print-outs if exceeding their print quota, but this is also cheaper than printed compendium per page.

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