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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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An Assignment Theory of Foreign Direct Investment

Volker Nocke and Stephen Yeaple.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mergers and Acquisitions; International Factor Movements and International Business. 12882 words.

We develop an assignment theory to analyse the volume and composition of foreign direct investment (FDI). Firms conduct FDI by either engaging in greenfield investment or in cross-border...

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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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Coping with the changing rules of the game in the global textiles and apparel industries: evidence from Turkey and Morocco

Nebahat Tokatli and Ömür Kızılgün.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2010; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; International Trade; International Factor Movements and International Business; Production and Organizations; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 11514 words.

In 2004, USA signed a bilateral free trade agreement with Morocco that was potentially devastating for the Turkish firm Mithat, an established clothing supplier of a number of major US...

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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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Corporate social responsibility and labour agency: the case of Nike in Pakistan

Peter Lund-Thomsen and Neil M. Coe.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2015; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; International Factor Movements and International Business; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Manufacturing. 11339 words.

This article examines the circumstances under which corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives facilitate and/or constrain labour agency in global production networks (GPNs). Using a...

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Cross-Border Acquisitions and Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S. Food Industry

Steve McCorriston and Ian M. Sheldon.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 1998; p ublished online December 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; International Factor Movements and International Business; Mergers and Acquisitions; Agricultural Economics. 0 words.

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Cross-border acquisitions in the global food sector

Nils Herger, Christos Kotsogiannis and Steve McCorriston.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

December 2008; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mergers and Acquisitions; International Factor Movements and International Business; Manufacturing. 10274 words.

Cross-border acquisitions constitute the main form of foreign direct investment in the world economy, the focus of this paper being to consider the determinants of the location and growth...

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Cross-Border Mergers as Instruments of Comparative Advantage

J. Peter Neary.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2007; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mergers and Acquisitions; International Factor Movements and International Business; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Market Structure and Pricing. 14613 words.

A two-country model of oligopoly in general equilibrium is used to show how changes in market structure accompany the process of trade and capital-market liberalization. The model predicts...

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