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.

The curriculum also includes articles intended to give in-depth insights into key topics and theoretical debates, and provide empirical examples. 

Articles available online:

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

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

@Barrientos, S., Gereffi, G and Rossi, A. (2011), Economic and social upgrading in global production networks: A new paradigm for a changing world. International Labour Review, 150: 319-340. 21p. Available online

@Block, F. (2008). Swimming Against the Current: The Rise of a Hidden Developmental State in the United States. Politics & Society, 36(2), 169-206. 37p. Available online

@Sæther, B., Isaksen, A., & Karlsen, A. (2011). Innovation by co-evolution in natural resource industries: The Norwegian experience. Geoforum, 42(3), 373-381. 8p. Available online

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

Fagerberg, J., Lundvall, B. Å., & Srholec, M. (2018). Global value chains, national innovation systems and economic development. The European Journal of Development Research, 30(3), 533-556. 23p. Available online

Hausmann, R. J. W. E. R. (2016). Economic Development and the Accumulation of Know-how. 24, 13-16. 3p. Available online

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

@Hidalgo, C. A., Klinger, B., Barabási, A.-L., & Hausmann, R. (2007). The Product Space Conditions the Development of Nations. Science, 317(5837), 482-487. 5p Available online

@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 83-11. Available online

@Meyer, K., & Sinani, E. (2009). Where and When Does Foreign Direct Investment Generate Positive Spillovers? A Meta Analysis. Journal of international Business Studies, 40(7), 1075-1094.19p. Available online

Perez, C. (2009). Technological revolutions and techno-economic paradigms. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 34(1), 185-202. 17p. Available online

862 pages

Course curriculum information


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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