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By Saskia Sassen

ISBN-10: 0393927261

ISBN-13: 9780393927269

This groundbreaking examine makes a speciality of the significance of position, scale, and state to the learn of globalization. Sassen identifies units of methods that make up globalization: the 1st and as a rule studied set of methods is international associations, from the international alternate association to the conflict Crime Tribunals; the moment and not more usually explored set of strategies take place on the nationwide and neighborhood point, together with nation financial coverage, small-scale activism that has an specific or implicit international time table, and native politics. Emphasizing the interaction among worldwide and native phenomena, Sassen insightfully examines new kinds and stipulations resembling international towns, transnational groups, and commodity chains. This distinctive method of globalization deals new interpretive and analytic instruments to appreciate the complexity of worldwide interdependence. Sociology of Globalization is half of the modern Societies sequence.

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1 Conceptualisation of uncertainty and sources of flexibility in the global factory Primary Uncertainty Partner Partner OrganisaƟon OrganisaƟon Boundary or Strategic Flexibility 2 21 22 P. Enderwick In this simplified conception, the centre of the global factory is the lead or focal firm internalising key activities such as innovation, branding, and critical management tasks. The focal firm is likely to be hierarchical to some degree in its organisation. For the sake of exposition, the focal firm is shown to be involved with just three external partner organisations.

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