Advanced Introduction to Global Production Networks

Neil M. Coe ,

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Advanced Introduction to Global Production Networks

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

This Advanced Introduction provides a comprehensive guide to the vibrant and expanding global production network (GPN) approach. Neil M. Coe deftly explores the antecedents and theoretical underpinnings of GPN analysis, as well as debates and controversies surrounding the approach and its position in wider interdisciplinary discussions. He argues overall that, during a time of profound ongoing challenges within the global economic system, the need for a GPN framework has never been more pressing.

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an up-to-date assessment of current debates in the literaturean integrated perspective on how GPN thinking can aid understanding of capitalist uneven developmenta wide range of sectoral and geographical examplesa thorough discussion of connections to cognate debates in the wider social sciences and business and management studiesidentification of future research challenges in the field.In short, Advanced Introduction to Global Production Networks is an ideal introductory book for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in geography, economics and business looking to understand the organization and dynamics of the global economy.

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