Economic Geography Research Group

Fostering research in Economic Geography

Annual Symposia

2007 University of Sussex

6th-7th June

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Postgraduate Symposium

Wednesday 6th June

Economic geographies of globalization and its impacts

The first day was devoted to short presentations by research students.

Chairs and discussants:
Mia Gray (University of Cambridge).
Adam Swain (University of Nottingham).

Session A
Fidelma Murphy
(National University of Ireland)
Internationally segmented labour markets and the automobile components industry – the effects of spatialisation on capital-labour labour relations in the US and Mexico (PDF 37KB).
Rodrigo Alegería
(London School of Economics)
The location of MNEs in the UK: sectoraland functional agglomeration (PDF 248KB).
Guldem Ozatagan
(University of Sussex)
Inter-firm relations and innovation in Global Production Networks: a comparison of Turkish and Polish auto-components clusters (PDF 160KB).
Paula Hamilton
(Queen Mary University of London)
Logistics providers and production networks: a case study of DHL Exel supply chain in the automotive sector (PDF 95KB).
Christian Sellar
(University of Sussex)
Towards a local model for theinternationalization of Italian firms in Eastern internationalization of Italian firms in Eastern Europe (PDF 493KB).
Adrian Duhalt
(University of Sussex)
Public petrochemical industry in Mexico: economic drivers and current performance (PDF 50KB).
Session B
Paul Sissons
(University College London)
The longer-term impacts of deindustrialisation in the Northumberland coalfield and the Monongahela Valley steel towns (PDF 512KB).
Filipe Lage de Sousa
(London School of Economics)
Regional disparities of industry wages, transport costs and trade shocks (PDF 197KB).
José M. Roche Reyna
(University of Sussex)
A multidimensional approach to social inequality and its determinants: distance and social exclusion in Venezuela (PDF 2548KB).
Thomas Hastings
(University of Aberdeen)
Labour, agency and social reproduction: the case of call centres (PDF 66KB).
Mirela Barbu
(University of Sussex)
Resisting the ‘Third Way’: the End of the Italian ‘Old Deal’ and possible lessons for Romania (PDF 66KB).

Annual Symposium

Thursday 7th June

Global commodity chains, global value chains and global production networks: governance and development
Session A

Chair: Mick Dunford (University of Sussex)

Neil Coe
(University of Manchester)
Global Production Networks: the developing research agenda (PDF 222KB).
John Humphrey
(University of Sussex)
Governance in global value chains OR governance outside of global value chains (PDF 154KB).
Session B

Chair: Mia Gray (University of Cambridge)

Stephanie Barrientos
(University of Sussex)
Do workers benefit from ethical trade? Codes of labour practice in global production systems (PDF 160KB).
Alex Hughes
(University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
Ethical consumption, global value chains, ethical consumption, global value chains, and knowledgeable spaces of responsible and knowledgeable spaces of responsible governance (PDF 215KB).
Session C

Chair: Adam Swain (University of Nottingham).

Adrian Smith
(Queen Mary University of London)
Global value chains, De-localisation and the uneven upgrading of the east european clothing industry (PDF 255KB).
Suzy Reimer
(University of Southampton)
Geographers and commodities (PDF 325KB).