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The Resource The travels of a T-shirt in the global economy : an economist examines the markets, power, and politics of world trade, Pietra Rivoli

The travels of a T-shirt in the global economy : an economist examines the markets, power, and politics of world trade, Pietra Rivoli

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The travels of a T-shirt in the global economy : an economist examines the markets, power, and politics of world trade
Title
The travels of a T-shirt in the global economy
Title remainder
an economist examines the markets, power, and politics of world trade
Statement of responsibility
Pietra Rivoli
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The keys to global business success, as taught by a T-shirt's journey. The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is a critically-acclaimed narrative that illuminates the globalization debates and reveals the key factors to success in global business. Tracing a T-shirt's life story from a Texas cotton field to a Chinese factory and back to a U.S. storefront before arriving at the used clothing market in Africa, the book uncovers the political and economic forces at work in the global economy. Along the way, this fascinating exploration addresses a wealth of compelling questions about politics, trade, economics, ethics, and the impact of history on today's business landscape. This new printing of the second edition includes a revised preface and a new epilogue with updates through 2014 on the people, industries, and policies related to the T-shirt's life story. Using a simple, everyday T-shirt as a lens through which to explore the business, economic, moral, and political complexities of globalization in a historical context, Travels encapsulates a number of complex issues into a single identifiable object that will strike a chord with readers as they: Investigate the sources of sustained competitive advantage in different industries ; Examine the global economic and political forces that explain trade patters between countries ; Analyze complex moral issues related to globalization and international business ; Discover the importance of cultural and human elements in international trade. This story of a simple product illuminates the many complex issues which businesspeople, policymakers, and global citizens are touched by every day
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rivoli, Pietra
Dewey number
382/.45687115
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • T-shirt industry
  • International trade
  • Free trade
  • International economic relations
  • International economic relations
  • International trade
  • T-shirt industry
Label
The travels of a T-shirt in the global economy : an economist examines the markets, power, and politics of world trade, Pietra Rivoli
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How America has dominated the global cotton industry for 200 years -- The history of American cotton -- Back at the Reinsch farm -- All God's dangers ain't the subsidies -- Cotton comes to China -- The long race to the bottom -- Sisters in time -- The unwitting conspiracy -- Returning to America -- Dogs snarling together -- Perverse effects and unintended consequences of T-shirt trade policy -- 45 years of "temporary" protectionism end in 2009 -- now what? -- Where T-shirts go after the Salvation Army bin -- How small entrepreneurs clothe East Africa with old American T-shirts -- Mitumba : friend or foe to Africa? Conclusion. Epilogue: Developments 2009-2014. American cotton is still king -- The rase to the bottom speeds up -- The alphabet armies march on -- Competition heats up in the used clothing business
Control code
1449188
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second edition, new preface and epilogue, with updates on economic issues and main characters.
Extent
xx, 347 pages
Isbn
9781118950142
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015414035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781118950142
  • (OCoLC)880565779
Label
The travels of a T-shirt in the global economy : an economist examines the markets, power, and politics of world trade, Pietra Rivoli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How America has dominated the global cotton industry for 200 years -- The history of American cotton -- Back at the Reinsch farm -- All God's dangers ain't the subsidies -- Cotton comes to China -- The long race to the bottom -- Sisters in time -- The unwitting conspiracy -- Returning to America -- Dogs snarling together -- Perverse effects and unintended consequences of T-shirt trade policy -- 45 years of "temporary" protectionism end in 2009 -- now what? -- Where T-shirts go after the Salvation Army bin -- How small entrepreneurs clothe East Africa with old American T-shirts -- Mitumba : friend or foe to Africa? Conclusion. Epilogue: Developments 2009-2014. American cotton is still king -- The rase to the bottom speeds up -- The alphabet armies march on -- Competition heats up in the used clothing business
Control code
1449188
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second edition, new preface and epilogue, with updates on economic issues and main characters.
Extent
xx, 347 pages
Isbn
9781118950142
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015414035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781118950142
  • (OCoLC)880565779

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