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  • The number is the beast : a political economy of organic-coffee certification and producer unionism
  • Agricultural product ; Certification ; Coffee ; Cultivated plants ; Mexico ; Oaxaca ; Organic farming ; Organization ; Village
  • This certification enacted under the rubric of transnational norms alters the logic and practice of economic management and governance in an Oaxacan peasant producers' union. These changes are productive of social and economic tensions. Practical
  • changes have a significant qualitative impact upon household and village economic governance.
  • Community unionism in Canada and labor's (re)organization of space
  • Canada ; Capitalism ; Collective bargaining ; Economic restructuring ; Industrial organization ; Industry ; Production ; Trade unionism ; Work organization
  • that alternative approaches to labor organization can overcome the imposed spatial reorganization of capitalism and allow workers and communities to produce more preferable economic geographies.
  • The paper begins with a brief overview of how researchers have theorized the effects of capital's (re)organization of production on the geographies of trade unionism. Following a conceptual outline of the emergence of community unionism, two
  • examples of Canadian labor unions actively seeking formal coalitions with groups peripheralized by the same processes of economic restructuring are presented. The cases of Canadian postal workers and homeworkers in the garment industry demonstrate
  • Spatial organization in the process of transition from a centrally planned to a market economy
  • Economic activity ; Economic restructuring ; Economic space ; Economic system ; Economy ; Entrepreneurship ; Management ; Privatisation ; Self-organizing behaviour
  • The main topic discussed is the change of spatial organization during the period of transition from a centrally planned to a market economic system. The economic reforms start, cause some temporal perturbations and conflicts then effect changes
  • Geographies of the illicit : globalization and organized crime
  • Criminality ; Discourse ; Economic geography ; Globalization ; Network ; Sovereignty ; Underground economy
  • There is a growing interest among geographers in the illicit. Within this there has been little interest in organized criminality. The A. argues that the development of a geographical perspective on organized crime is timely and seeks to map out
  • connections with both the extant literatures of organized crime anf those of human geography.
  • Development, unders development, and national spatial organization
  • Development ; Economic growth ; Economic space ; Economy ; Latin America ; Spatial organization ; Underdevelopment
  • Survey of the growth of interest in development issues and national spatial organization among Latin Americanist geographers. In the U.S., these themes have curiously elicited little interest.―(DWG)
  • The political ecology of local party organization : the case of Canada
  • Association ; Canada ; Electoral district ; Organization ; Political geography ; Political party
  • . Using constituency level data on position, party and the socio-economic local environment as independent variables, it demonstrates that there is a distinctive local dimension to party organization.
  • The paper explores the extent to which it is possible to describe and measure a local dimension to party organization. It presents data on nine organizational variables collected from a national survey of the national parties'local organizations
  • Andes ; Appalachian Mountains ; Environmental conservation ; Himalaya ; International organization ; Mountain ; Rural community ; World
  • Discussion of the philosophy, goals, work, and future plans of The Mountain Institute (TMI), founded in 1973 and still the only international organization dedicated exclusively to environmental conservation and economic development in mountain
  • communities worldwide. TMI works with local mountain organizations on 3 continents and a global network of people and organizations called the Mountain Forum. - (SLD)
  • Critical reviews of geographical perspectives on business organization of production: towards a network approach
  • Capitalism ; Economic geography ; Epistemology ; Flexible accumulation ; Industrial organization ; Network ; Post-Fordism ; Production system ; Regulation theory
  • studies of industrial location and economic activities, there is much more still to be understood about the geography of business organizations and production systems.
  • The article aims to present three recent theoretical perspectives in economic geography: the post-Fordist flexible specialization thesis; the regulationist perspective; network analysis. The basic argument is that, despite decades of geographical
  • Further reflections on organized labor and deindustrialization in the United States
  • Deindustrialization ; Economic environment ; Economic restructuring ; Factory closure ; Local policy ; Locality ; United States ; West Virginia ; Work organization
  • Organic farming as a potential for the development of protected areas
  • Agriculture ; Legislation ; Organic farming ; Protected area ; Regional development ; Slovenia ; Socio-economic system ; Tourism potential
  • Possibilities for the development of organic farming in protected areas are analyzed considering the background of the current state of organic farming in Slovenia, current legislation regarding farming in protected areas and both, economic
  • and demographic characteristics of the selected protected areas in that country. Organic farmers are important providers of healthy, locally produced food, which can be the important component of tourism. Low interconnections between farmers and others cause
  • inhibition of development of organic farming in protected areas. - (IKR)
  • Organizing macro economic regions and enhancing inter-provincial coordination and planning in China
  • China ; Economic cooperation ; Economic reform ; Economic region ; Economic system ; Planning ; Regionalization
  • Productions in projects : economic geographies of temporary collaboration. Special issue
  • Industrial space ; Innovation ; Management ; Network ; Organism ; Organization ; Project ; Research and development ; Risk
  • The aim of this special issue is to provide analytical keys for resolving the apparent paradoxes of project-based organizing. A solution to these paradoxes has to be found in the interrelation between temporary projects and the permanent
  • organizations, ties and networks around which they are built. Projects are considered either as form (professionalization, certification, institutionalization) or as process (tasks, interdependence, power, deadlines).
  • The political economy of an African public enterprise: a longitudinal case study of the administrative and economic operations of the Sierra Leone port organization
  • A case study of the administrative and economic operations of Freetown in colonial and post-colonial Sierra Leone provides background for students interested in port development. (EMS).
  • Communication ; Economic environment ; Enterprise ; Information ; Location ; Organization
  • An organization's interaction with its environment forms the basis of its daily work and takes the form of information links composed of fundamental invisible blocks called conversations. To achieve location independence it is necessary
  • for organizations to develop and maintain environment interactions independent of their location. Information technology systems are able to reduce location restrictions.
  • Common policy ; EEC ; Economic structure ; Europe ; International organization
  • U.S.-Mexico economic integration : labor relations and the organization of work in California and Baja California agriculture
  • Agricultural work ; Agriculture ; Baja California ; Cultivated plants ; Economic integration ; Gardening ; Labour ; Labour market ; Mexico ; Trade agreement ; United States of America ; Work organization
  • Through a case study of tomato production in Baja California and California, the paper examines the impact of U.S.-Mexico economic integration on the organization of work and on wage trends and labor costs. The A. explores the impact of cross-border
  • Regional creative destruction: production organization, globalization, and the economic transformation of the Midwest
  • Diffusion of innovations ; Economic efficiency ; Economic indicators ; Economic restructuring ; Firm strategy ; Globalization ; Innovation ; Midwest ; Organization ; Production ; Production system ; Regional economy ; United States of America
  • [b1] Center for Economic Development, H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Etats-Unis
  • Industrial organization: the firm and its labour market
  • Enterprise ; Germany ; Industrial employment ; Industrial organization ; Labour market ; Market economy ; Metallurgy ; Netherlands (The) ; Regional economy
  • This book is the result of a German-Dutch seminar on regional-economic issues. The central theme of this Garderen-seminar was Industrial organization: the firm and its labour market. The published papers deal with case studies situated
  • Modes of corporate organization and the geography of development
  • Division of labour ; Economic behaviour ; Economic environment ; Enterprise;Firm ; Firm strategy ; Flexible production ; Industrial organization ; Innovation ; Mode of production ; Specialization ; Technology ; United States
  • Rural handicraft production in Mpumalanga, South Africa : organization, problems and support needs
  • Economic development ; Handicrafts ; Local economy ; Mpumalanga ; Regional economy ; Rural area ; South Africa
  • Rural handicrafts is a labour-intensive economic activity that is receiving increased attention in post-apartheid South Africa. In this paper an investigation is undertaken into the organization, workings and developmental potential of groups