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The Routledge Companion to the Geography of International Business

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Chapter 1 Introduction to the Companion Gary Cook, Frank McDonald, Jennifer Johns, Jonathan Beaverstock and Naresh Pandit PART I Some core material in International Businesst Chapter 2 Space and International Business Steven Brakman and Charles van Marrewijk Chapter 3 Networks and alliances Keith W. Glaister Chapter 4 Outsourcing, offshoring and the global factory Roger Strange and Giovanna Magnani Chapter 5 The regional MNE and coordination of MNE organizational structures Quyen T.K. Nguyen Chapter 6 The dynamics of multinational enterprise subsidiary roles in an era of regionalization Alain Verbeke and Wenlong Yuan PART II Some core material in Economic Geography Chapter 7 The current research programme in Economic Geography Trevor J. Barnes and Eric Sheppard Chapter 8 Evolutionary Economic Geography: an emerging field or framework? David L. Rigby Chapter 9 Global production networks Neil M. Coe Chapter 10 The relational turn in Economic Geography James T. Murphy PART III The interface between Economic Geography and International Business Chapter 11 Economic Geography and International Business Henry Wai-chung Yeung Chapter 12 Toward a synthesis of micro and macro factors that influence foreign direct investment location choice Bo Nielsen, Christian Asmussen and Anthony Goerzen Chapter 13 The region in International Business and Economic Geography Crispian Fuller Chapter 14 Cities and International Business: insights from cross-disciplinary perspectives Gary Cook and Naresh Pandit Chapter 15 Strategic cities within global urban networks Ben Derudder, Peter J. Taylor, James Faulconbridge, Michael Hoyler and Pengfei Ni Chapter 16 The use of global value chain/global production network related literature in International Business research: investigating the nature and degree of integration Noemi Sinkovics, Rudolf R. Sinkovics, Samia Ferdous Hoque and Matthew Alford Chapter 17 The firm as a differentiated network and Economic Geography Jens Gammelgaard and Frank McDonald PART IV Key research at the interface of International Business and Economic Geography Chapter 18 Corporate learning and knowledge flows: from glass pipelines to dark pools Philip Cooke Chapter 19 International knowledge transfer Yan Wu and Yong Yang Chapter 20 Capital projects and infrastructure in urban and economic development Phillip O'Neill Chapter 21 Stepping out of the comfort zone? An examination of regional orientation in emerging-economy MNEs' cross-border M&As Yoo Jung, Yingqi Wei and Yaoan Wu Chapter 22 The effect of location on entrepreneurship Tarun Kanti Bose, Pavlos Dimitratos and Frank McDonald Chapter 23 Language and the development of trade networks in Early Modern Europe: modern reflexes, unexpected consequences Sierk Horn and Nigel Holden Chapter 24 Foreign direct investment motivated by institution shopping Mike Peng and Young H. Jung PART V Location and competitiveness Chapter 25 Multinational performance and the geography of FDI: issues of embeddedness, strategic fit and the dimensions of distance Ioana R. Bedreaga, Raquel Ortega Argiles and Philip McCann Chapter 26 The competitiveness of location in International Business and Economic Geography Philippe Gugler Chapter 27 The changing geography of innovation and the multinational enterprise Davide Castellani PART VI Services, International Business and Economic Geography Chapter 28 An Economic Geography of globalizing retail: emergence, characteristics, contribution Neil Wrigley and Steve Wood Chapter 29 Innovation, market segmentation and entrepreneurship in services: the case of the hotel industry Jeremy Howells and Michelle Lowe Chapter 30 The internationalization of producer services Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen and Torsten Schunder Chapter 31 Designed here, re-designed there but made somewhere else: geography, translocal business and the exploitation of difference John R. Bryson Chapter 32 The culture of finance Gordon L. Clark Chapter 33 The internationalization and localization of professional services: the case of executive search firms in Australia Jonathan Beaverstock and William S. Harvey PART VII Epilogue Chapter 34 Epilogue Gary Cook

About the Author

Gary Cook is Professor of Economics and Head of School at the Hull University Business School. He gained his PhD in Industrial Economics from Manchester Business School. He has published many articles and book chapters in the area of clustering, innovation and multinational enterprise. Jennifer Johns is a Senior Lecturer in International Business at the University of Liverpool Management School. She works on globalisation, the agglomeration of economic activities, entrepreneurship and innovation and global trade and production networks. Her latest project examines the impacts of additive manufacturing on global production networks. Frank McDonald is Professor of International Business, University of Leeds Business School, and Author/Editor of 14 books and about 60 articles. Jonathan Beaverstock is Professor of International Management at the University of Bristol, UK. Previously, he has held Professorships at the University of Nottingham and Loughborough University (both in the UK). He's published widely across the social sciences in leading international journals like the Journal of Economic Geography, Environment and Planning A and Regional Studies. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Naresh Pandit is Professor of International Business at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia. His research focuses on the interface between International Business, Economic Geography and Economics. It has been funded by 12 grants and has produced 71 journal papers and book chapters.


`This is a welcome and timely contribution to the interdisciplinary space that has long existed between the fields of economic geography and international business. It brings together leading scholars from both disciplines in a wide-ranging volume that is sure to be essential reading for anyone interested in the many theoretical and empirical intersections that span these fields.' - Professor Andrew Jones, Vice-President (Research and Enterprise), City, University of London 'This comprehensive volume shows that International Business and Economic Geography are cognate, linked and complementary fields of endeavour. An outstanding list of authors provide a compelling guide to the synergies between these two research fields and the mutual benefits that cooperation across the subjects can bring. This results in a strong research agenda for the future.' - Professor Peter J Buckley OBE, FBA, Centre for International Business University of Leeds (CIBUL) 'This Companion decidedly shows how the disciplines of Economic Geography and International Business can and should engage with each other. An excellent collection of works by an array of authors, from household names to younger talent, from across the World.' - Gabriel R.G. Benito, BI Norwegian Business School

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