Dynamics and the Evolving Global Geographies of Manufacturing: Offshoring, Reshoring, Robotics and Autonomous Systems and Global Production (II)

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Economic Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 4:40 PM / 6:20 PM (MDT)
Room: Estherwood, Sheraton, 4th Floor
Organizers: Vida Vanchan, John Bryson
Chairs: John Bryson


While manufacturing has transformed the global economy, it also continues to be transformed with the emergence of new geographies and new drivers behind these geographies. One of the major transformations involves the continued restructuring of global value chains or global production networks. This process includes outsourcing, offshoring and reshoring, but also the application of new technologies, including artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous systems (RAS).

This session brings together papers that explore the dynamics of manufacturing theoretically and empirically to advance debates and understanding of manufacturing from pre- to post-industrial worlds and to explore new geographies of production, their drivers and implications for work and workers.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Jacopo Canello*, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Nicoletta Giudice, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Production relocation and suppliers resilience in manufacturing regions: does upgrading help to survive structural shocks? 20 4:40 PM
Presenter Chris Gibson*, University of Wollongong, Carl Grodach, Monash University, Craig Lyons, University of Wollongong, Chris Brennan-Horley, University of Wollongong, Urban clusters and the uncertain future of manufacturing: accounting for land use, power dynamics and the global property market 20 5:00 PM
Presenter Godfrey Yeung*, National University Of Singapore, “Made in China 2025” and the development of new energy vehicles production networks in China 20 5:20 PM
Presenter Tinglin Zhang*, East China Normal University, Bindong Sun, East China Normal University, Information communication technology and manufacturing decentralization in China 20 5:40 PM
Discussant John Bryson University of Birmingham 20 6:00 PM

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