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Global Shift: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy

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Now in a substantially revised and updated fifth edition, this bestselling work is the definitive text on globalization. Peter Dicken provides a comprehensive, balanced yet critical account of globalization processes and their sweeping, highly uneven effects on people's lives. Each timely chapter has been extensively rewritten to reflect current globalization and antigloba ...more
Paperback, Fifth Edition, 600 pages
Published March 6th 2007 by The Guilford Press (first published March 20th 1998)
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Raj Agrawal
[Disclaimer: This is a snapshot of my thoughts on this book after just reading it. This is not meant to serve as a summary of main/supporting points or a critique – only as some words on how I engaged with this book for the purposes of building a theoretical framework on strategy.]

-- Assigned chapters 1-7; 12; 14-17 for School of Advanced Air & Space Studies –

This book by Dicken is more of a textbook covering the varying aspects of globalization rather than a coherent thesis or theory. The
Dicken provides a balanced examination of the globalization as a concept. His aim is to debunk the hyper-globalist views of the topic and provide an insight into the qualitative and quantitative aspects of global integration brought about by the advances in communication and transportation technology in the past century.

What I like most about Dicken's approach is that he does not appear to harbour an ideological bias in his examination of globalization. Although concern is expressed over the lon
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I have read some chapters of the book and feel a bit disappointed in some ways. I think the author did a good job in covering quite a lot of matters and angles of quite some industries in globalization. The pity is they are not updated and cope with the development of real world. There are so many data and figures which may be valid until 2007 not now. The 2014 edition covers some updated data, figures in 2013, but that can not compensate for the outdated analysis of 2007. I wish the author can ...more
Daniel Doyle
Covers all of the basic knowledge needed for those interested in or studying globalisation. Can be repetitive in parts however. A solid book for referencing purposes, and all information contained within it is up to date. Practical and useful but perhaps not a cover to cover read.
Nate Huston
Outstanding insight superbly supported by data. I was a little thrown off by what seemed to be a bit of an agenda for a "better world" toward the end of the final chapter. That said, the analysis throughout the book was very informative and meticulous.
Chalotte Søndergaard
En meget fin lærebog, som opsummerer alt der er værd at vide om den internationale forretningsorden, og hvordan man kan håndtere den. Derudover er der branchereviews og fine eksempler.
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Peter Dicken is a researcher and emeritus professor at the University of Manchester.
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