The Resource The Great Convergence : Information Technology and the New Globalization, Richard Baldwin

The Great Convergence : Information Technology and the New Globalization, Richard Baldwin

Label
The Great Convergence : Information Technology and the New Globalization
Title
The Great Convergence
Title remainder
Information Technology and the New Globalization
Statement of responsibility
Richard Baldwin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Between 1820 and 1990, the share of world income going to today's wealthy nations soared from twenty percent to almost seventy. Since then, that share has plummeted to where it was in 1900. As Richard Baldwin explains, this reversal of fortune reflects a new age of globalization that is drastically different from the old. In the 1800s, globalization leaped forward when steam power and international peace lowered the costs of moving goods across borders. This triggered a self-fueling cycle of industrial agglomeration and growth that propelled today's rich nations to dominance. That was the Great Divergence. The new globalization is driven by information technology, which has radically reduced the cost of moving ideas across borders. This has made it practical for multinational firms to move labor-intensive work to developing nations. But to keep the whole manufacturing process in sync, the firms also shipped their marketing, managerial, and technical know-how abroad along with the offshored jobs. The new possibility of combining high tech with low wages propelled the rapid industrialization of a handful of developing nations, the simultaneous deindustrialization of developed nations, and a commodity supercycle that is only now petering out. The result is today's Great Convergence. Because globalization is now driven by fast-paced technological change and the fragmentation of production, its impact is more sudden, more selective, more unpredictable, and more uncontrollable. As The Great Convergence shows, the new globalization presents rich and developing nations alike with unprecedented policy challenges in their efforts to maintain reliable growth and social cohesion
Cataloging source
DE-B1597
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Baldwin, Richard
Government publication
other
Language note
In English
LC call number
HF1365
LC item number
.B35 2016
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic geography
  • Globalization
  • Income distribution
  • Technological innovations
Target audience
specialized
Label
The Great Convergence : Information Technology and the New Globalization, Richard Baldwin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • PART II: Extending the Globalization Narrative
  • 4. A Three- Cascading- Constraints View of Globalization
  • 5. What's Really New?
  • PART III: Understanding Globalization's Changes
  • 6. Quintessential Globalization Economics
  • 7. Accounting for Globalization's Changed Impact
  • PART IV: Why It Matters
  • Introduction
  • 8. Rethinking G7 Globalization Policies
  • 9. Rethinking Development Policy
  • Frontmatter
  • PART V: Looking Ahead
  • 10. Future Globalization
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • PART I: The Long History of Globalization in Short
  • Introduction
  • 1. Humanizing the Globe and the First Bundling
  • 2. Steam and Globalization's First Unbundling
  • 3. ICT and Globalization's Second Unbundling
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674972667
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674972667
Other physical details
2 halftones, 29 line illustrations, 41 graphs, 9 tables
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)479795
  • (OCoLC)1054881929
  • (OCoLC)984687735
  • (DE-B1597)9780674972667
Label
The Great Convergence : Information Technology and the New Globalization, Richard Baldwin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • PART II: Extending the Globalization Narrative
  • 4. A Three- Cascading- Constraints View of Globalization
  • 5. What's Really New?
  • PART III: Understanding Globalization's Changes
  • 6. Quintessential Globalization Economics
  • 7. Accounting for Globalization's Changed Impact
  • PART IV: Why It Matters
  • Introduction
  • 8. Rethinking G7 Globalization Policies
  • 9. Rethinking Development Policy
  • Frontmatter
  • PART V: Looking Ahead
  • 10. Future Globalization
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • PART I: The Long History of Globalization in Short
  • Introduction
  • 1. Humanizing the Globe and the First Bundling
  • 2. Steam and Globalization's First Unbundling
  • 3. ICT and Globalization's Second Unbundling
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674972667
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674972667
Other physical details
2 halftones, 29 line illustrations, 41 graphs, 9 tables
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)479795
  • (OCoLC)1054881929
  • (OCoLC)984687735
  • (DE-B1597)9780674972667

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