The New Geography of Capitalism: Firms, Finance, and Society

Paperback | June 29, 2014

byAdam D. Dixon

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Globalization is a dominant feature and force in the contemporary world, impacting all areas of business, economics, and society. This accessibly written overview of contemporary capitalism shows how the development of global supply chains, the global division of labour, and, in particular,the globalization of financial markets have become the drivers of this process, and assesses the consequences. Not only does this affect the way firms operate, it also presents challenges for the nation state. The changing geography of capitalism underpinned by an expanding global division of labour and the integration of financial markets has undercut the bordering logics necessary for the maintenance ofnational systems of production, national varieties of capitalism, and national systems of social protection. Reviewing a range of debates and theories across the contemporary social sciences - varieties of capitalism, financialization, global production networks - the book shows how the insights of economic geography can be usefully brought to bear in understanding current trends, and the changingrelationships between global financial markets, multinational firms, and contemporary welfare states. Wide-ranging, accessibly written, and inter-disciplinary, this short book is a most useful guide for researchers and students across the social sciences.

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Globalization is a dominant feature and force in the contemporary world, impacting all areas of business, economics, and society. This accessibly written overview of contemporary capitalism shows how the development of global supply chains, the global division of labour, and, in particular,the globalization of financial markets have be...

Adam D. Dixon is a senior lecturer in economic geography at the University of Bristol. His research focuses on comparative economic geography, the geography of finance, and the political economy of institutional investors. He is co-author with Gordon L. Clark and Ashby H.B. Monk of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Legitimacy, Governance and Glo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pagesPublished:June 29, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199668248

ISBN - 13:9780199668243

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Table of Contents

1. The Geography of Finance2. One World of Production?3. Variegated Capitalism and the Firm4. Comparing Financial Systems in a Global Economy5. Financialization and the Welfare State6. Corporate Transformation and Employee Pensions7. The Global Financial Crisis and Beyond