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.

Course curriculum information

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

Online 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.

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