Globalized Trade and Logistics: North American Perspectives

This paper describes how global production networks (GPN) have been established as a consequence of innovations in information and communications technology and also because of the increasing degree of global, economic and social integration, which is coined as globalization. GPN emerged to cover major parts of the globe, very dynamically in countries recently integrated to the new geography of global production. This is particularly the case for the Far East where initial settings occurred in Korea and Taiwan, but have expanded to locations such as China, India and Indonesia. In the western hemisphere, the United States-Mexican border region or parts of the European periphery and more recently in the middle-east of Europe have also seen developments. The paper describes how there is a global shift in the making for both GPN both in their sectors of operation and in their geography.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 103-134
  • Monograph Title: Globalized Freight Transport: Intermodality, E-Commerce, Logistics and Sustainability

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  • Accession Number: 01051500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 978184542502p
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 8 2007 5:17PM