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Unformatted text preview: -Knowledge economics : Trading ideas-Cultures of trust : Being able to do things together-Globalized Production Systems-“Time-space compression”: Shrinking the amount of time it takes to traverse space -Ex. Global supply chains: -Just-in-time production: Computers allow companies to track demand, only produce as much as they need-Vulnerable to disruptions-Ex. Containerization: Decrease transport costs-Global competition Intra-Firm Relations-Organizing Production-Corporate Headquarters-Research and Development-Manufacturing Facilities-Vertical integration: -Fordist type of industrial organization Inter-Firm Relations: International subcontracting (externalized transactions_-Vertical disintegration (Original design materials vs. Original equipment materials: All production is in house)-Outsource The politics of subcontracting: Subcontracts aren’t part of company-Sweatshops...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course GEO 273 taught by Professor Gentry during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.
- Spring '08