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Agents of casualization? The temporary staffing industry and labour market restructuring in Australia

Neil M. Coe, Jennifer Johns and Kevin Ward.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2009; p ublished online July 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Economics; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Services. 14249 words.

This article presents a study of the Australian temporary staffing industry. It explores how temporary staffing markets are manufactured through the interactions between industrial...

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Barriers to ‘US style’ lean retailing: the case of Wal-Mart's failure in Germany

Susan Christopherson.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Other Economic Systems; International Factor Movements and International Business; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Services. 9273 words.

Wal-Mart's exit from the German market in 2006 after 10 years of attempting to achieve sustainable competitive advantage contributes an interesting case to the small but expanding...

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Co-agglomeration of knowledge-intensive business services and multinational enterprises

Wouter Jacobs, Hans R. A. Koster and Frank van Oort.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2014; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Services. 14428 words.

It has been argued that the relationship between knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) and multinational enterprises (MNEs) within the regional economy is advantageous for urban and...

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Corporate ethical trading in an economic downturn: recessionary pressures and refracted responsibilities

Alex Hughes.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2012; p ublished online March 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; International Factor Movements and International Business; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Services; Capitalist Systems. 10731 words.

This article investigates the effects of an economic downturn on corporate social responsibility, with a focus on how UK food and clothing retailers responded to recessionary pressures...

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Financing internationalisation: a case study of an African retail transnational corporation

C. Charles Okeahalam and Steve Wood.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Services. 11610 words.

Economic geographers are directing increasing attention to international expansion by leading retail transnational corporations (TNCs). However, there has been minimal examination of the...

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How does knowledge cross borders? French technology transfer and the SOFRE group in the Spain of the Planning, 1959–1976

Rafael Castro Balaguer and Esther M. Sánchez Sánchez.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

December 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Services; Economic History. 14277 words.

In this article, we study the behavior of French technical consulting firms in the Spain of the Planning (1959–1976), when the Spanish market increased its competitiveness as a result of...

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International retailing as embedded business models

Steve Burt, Ulf Johansson and John Dawson.

in Journal of Economic Geography

May 2016; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Production and Organizations; Economics; International Factor Movements and International Business; Services; Business and Management. 13933 words.

As retailers internationalize they interact with diverse socio-political-economic environments and the activities, processes, behaviours and outputs underpinning their business models...

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Negotiating cultures of work in transnational law firms

James R. Faulconbridge.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Services. 9846 words.

The geographical strategies of transnational corporations have received extensive attention from economic geographers. A particularly important line of study has focused upon the diverse...

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Organisational geographies of corporate responsibility: a UK–US comparison of retailers’ ethical trading initiatives

Alex Hughes, Martin Buttle and Neil Wrigley.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; International Trade; International Factor Movements and International Business; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Services. 11141 words.

Ethical trade, involving corporate codes of conduct for sites of production, has become a key means through which labour in retailers’ global supply chains is regulated. Yet, there is...

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Policy Barriers to International Trade in Services: Evidence from a New Database

Ingo Borchert, Batshur Gootiiz and Aaditya Mattoo.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2014; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Services. 9938 words.

Surprisingly little is known about policies that affect international trade in services. Previous analyses have focused on policy commitments made by countries in international agreements,...

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