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Global Firms in the Industrializing East

Synopsis
Explores the changing organisation of multinational corporations and how, through their location decisions, these companies constantly reshape the divisions of labour that exist between countries. The example is East Asia, and the changing role of Singapore in the region and the activities of the 4000 multinationals to which it plays host. Focuses on SGS Thomson, an Italian/French microelectronics multinational, and the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, to show how divisions of labour world-wide change in response to changing production technologies, skill requirements and the growth of new markets.
Series
Shape of the World, The: Explorations in Human Geography, Course D215
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 27 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale; 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Geography
Keywords
human geography; labour markets; multinational corporations

Credits

Producer
Jack Leathem
Cast
John Allen 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Sponsor

Name

Annenberg Project at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Address
USA

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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