Services, Markets and Globalisation I

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Economic Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Grand Ballroom B, Astor, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Andrew Jones, James Faulconbridge
Chairs: Andrew Jones


he centrality of services to the global economy is now taken for
granted. Sectors from advertising to accounting, architecture to law,
finance to real estate are all fundamental to global trade and capitalist
activity. Yet the way markets for global services emerge, are performed,
embedded and contested has received less attention. It is now accepted in
geographical work on markets that it is essential to unpack the
distributed agency (human and non-human) that makes markets. But outside
of studies of finance, such thinking has not be applied to service
economies. This sessions seeks to explore different ways of theorising
and empirical cases of global markets for services. Topics of interest
include (but are not limited to):

€ How transnational markets for services are creates,
coordinated, governed and performed
€ The way markets for global services are embedded, translated
and/or contested in different geographical contexts
€ The way markets for services are made through different
technologies (such as models, standards and other forms of calculation)
€ The role of global service firms in the control and
coordination of markets
€ The geographical fixes of global service markets
€ The significance of uneven regulatory landscapes in the
development of global service markets
€ Key practices that constitute and (re)produce global service
market formation


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Andrew Jones*, City, University of London, Transnational Market-Making in Professional Services: towards a conceptual approach 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Proinnsias Breathnach*, Maynooth University, The spatial configuration of global markets for IT-mediated services: Ireland, Europe and tax avoidance 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Patrik Ström*, University of Gothenburg, Robert Wentrup, University of Gothenburg, Service markets: Digital business models and international expansion 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Dan Cohen*, , Shadow Education in Flux: Markets for Private Tutoring in Canada 20 9:00 AM
Discussant Al James Newcastle University 20 9:20 AM

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