Services, Markets and Globalization II

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Economic Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Grand Ballroom B, Astor, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Andrew Jones, James Faulconbridge
Chairs: Andrew Jones


The 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 Jane Pollard*, Newcastle University, Jessie Poon, Department of Geography, University of Buffalo, New York, Yew Wah Chow, Department of Business, SUNY College Buffalo, Resetting neoliberal values: Lawmaking in Malaysia¹s Islamic finance 20 10:00 AM
Presenter Sarah Hall*, University of Nottingham, Power, politics and the city in (financial) market making 20 10:20 AM
Presenter James Faulconbridge*, Lancaster University, Noel Cass, Lancaster University, John Connaughton, Reading University, Markets, standards and building design: the case of low energy design in commercial offices 20 10:40 AM
Presenter Lucien Georgeson*, University College London, Mark Maslin, University College London, Martyn Poessinouw, kMatrix Ltd, Estimating, visualising and analysing global flows of services in the Green Economy 20 11:00 AM
Discussant Brita Hermelin Linköping university 20 11:20 AM

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