Economic Geography And International Business

Authored by: Henry Wai-chung Yeung

The Routledge Companion to the Geography of International Business

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138953345
eBook ISBN: 9781315667379
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315667379-11

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Abstract

The development and emergence of economic-geographical studies of International Business activities is an important topic. As these cross-border intra- and inter-firm activities are becoming more globally interconnected and interdependent today, their management and governance by firms, states and other institutions is much more challenging and complex. The geographical foundations and specificities of this phenomenon in a globalizing era has become a crucial research question for the academic fields of Economic Geography and International Business studies. Indeed, both fields are nested within the larger disciplines – respectively in human geography and in strategy and management studies. Both fields are primarily concerned with descriptions and explanations of real-world economic phenomena in the world. There is thus much commonality between Economic Geography and International Business studies.

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