Syllabus/achievement requirements

* = the article is in a compendium

@ = the article is available online

The main book of the course is:

Dicken, P. (2015): Global Shift: Mapping the changing contours of the world economy . Sage Publications, London. 7. edition. 618 pages.

In addition there is a compendium of articles 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): Politic 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.

*Hedberg, C. (2013): "Grapes of Wrath?" Power Spatialities and Aspects of Labour in the Wild Berry Commodity Chain. Competition and Change, 17, 57-74

*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:

@Ark, B.V.A. (2016) The Productivity Paradox of the New Digital Economy. International Productivity Monitor, vol 31, Fall 2016 NEW

@Barrientos, S. Gereffi, G. & Rossi, A. 2010. Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Production Networks: Developing a Framework for Analysis. Capturing the Gains Working Paper 2010/03. 25p. 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

@Elder, S. D. & Dauvergne, P. 2015. Farming for Walmart: the politics of corporate control and responsibility in the global South. The Journal of Peasant Studies, 42:5, 1029-104 Available online

@Drugs for neglected diseases initiative and Doctors without borders: Available online

@Philip, L.J., Townsend, L., Roberts, E. and Beel, D. (2015). The rural digital economy. Scottish Geographical Journal, 131, 3-4, 143-147. Available online  NEW

In total 765 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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