From global to local : the making of things and the end of globalisation / Finbarr Livesey.

For the past thirty years or more, the global economy has been run based on three big assumptions: globalisation will continue to increase; trade is the route to growth and development; and economic power is moving from West to East. But what if all these are wrong? This title shows how the world tr...

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Main Author: Livesey, Finbarr, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: London : Profile Books, 2017.
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Summary:For the past thirty years or more, the global economy has been run based on three big assumptions: globalisation will continue to increase; trade is the route to growth and development; and economic power is moving from West to East. But what if all these are wrong? This title shows how the world trading structure has already begun to shift, with irrevocable consequences for the global economy. Volatile oil prices, the pressures of sustainability and the availability of new technologies - such as 3D printing and automation - mean that companies, from General Electric to Apple, are beginning to move production away from distant countries and back home. If robots can make everything, why would companies use Chinese workers?
Physical Description:ix, 210 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781781256596
1781256594