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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 June 1st 1986)
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Oct 24, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Raj Agrawal
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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[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
Jan 09, 2015 rated it liked it
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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
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a master student on 'global manufacturing management'. If it is not because of a course using this book as reference, my program would just have called 'manufacturing management'. The book opens broader perspective for operations manager or industrial engineers as me to what is actually happened out there than the mere calculation and production concept.
Sean Sullivan
This one almost didn’t make the list because it borders so closely on a textbook. Still, I read the damn thing cover to cover in a political economy class, so I figured I should get to count it. Anyway, if you want to teach yourself the basics of international political economy, this would be an excellent place to start.
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
Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dicken reyiz, ithafımı yaptım kaynağımı gösterdim hakkını yemedim, tezimi de verdim sağolasın.
Bu arada güzel yazmışsın ellerine sağlık :)
Chalotte Søndergaard
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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.
Xenia Dam-wille
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An ideologically non-ideological book about globalization, and for that reason, it's fairly dull to read -- there are few arguments per se. Now, the data is excellent, and it makes a fantastic reference book for anyone curious about the processes of the more-globalized world. And in a world in which the Thomas Friedmans have been left to run wild with their nonsense barely-arguments, sober-minded, quantitative material like this is all the more helpful.
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Peter Dicken is a researcher and emeritus professor at the University of Manchester.
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