Towards Responsible Business? Innovations and Transformations in the Geographies of Production and Work

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Economic Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:40 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Regency Ballroom, Omni, West
Organizers: Vida Vanchan, John Bryson
Chairs: Vida Vanchan


We are living in interesting times that include trade wars combined with new process and technological innovations that are transforming both the nature of work, but also the geographic organization of production.There is another concern that is beginning to influence debates across the social sciences which is a concern with ‘responsible business’. This adds a third process that is beginning to shape teaching in business schools, but also to impact on some company behavior. The reworking of trading relationship, radical and adaptive innovations and responsible business are altering global and local production networks and simultaneously destroying jobs and creating new forms of work and organization. This session aims to stimulate a debate on new ways of organizing production and work and bring debates together across economic geography including those that focus on work and skills and those that are more concerned with global and local production networks.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter John Bryson*, University of Birmingham, In Love With Location: Sustaining Social Value Creation in a Multi-Stakeholder Responsible Business Model 20 5:00 PM
Presenter Chloe Billing*, City-REDI, Birmingham Business School , New Drivers That Alter the Geographic Organisation of Production: Buyer-Supplier Relationships in the UK Space Sector 20 5:20 PM
Presenter Allison Forbes*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Geographies of Manufacturing Wages and Training 20 5:40 PM
Presenter Elisa Giuliani*, University of Pisa, Changing the Rhetoric: The Missing Link Between Regional Economic Growth, Human Rights and Economic Inequality 20 6:00 PM
Presenter Ronald Kalafsky*, University of Tennessee, SME Targeting of Export Destinations at Trade Fairs: Evidence from Korea 20 6:20 PM

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