Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue

L'Espace Economique Mondial: les Economies Avancees et la Mondialisation

(2000) Ste. Foy: Presses de l'Universite de Quebec, 534 pages, ISBN 2-7605-1037-9.

Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue
Department of Global Studies and Geography
Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549 USA
Phone: (516) 463-5765. Fax: (516) 463-6519.

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One of the main contemporary challenges involves the emergence of a new global economic space. Globalization, a term often imprecisely used to describe a set of complex processes, such as the mutation of industrial functions, market growth, and the synchronism of financial centers, is unavoidable and irreversible. In this abundantly illustrated book, the author describes and explains the dimensions and challenges of the global economy, notably the formation of economic blocs, international trade, capital flows, international transportation and large industrial and financial corporations. A particular attention is placed upon advanced economies, including those of North America, Western Europe, Japan and the new industrialized economies of Pacific Asia. His pragmatic approach underlines the implacable logic of the main actors of globalization, often evolving over a geographical space external to the constraints of states. This book was awarded the 2000 PricewaterhouseCoopers best business book award by the "Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec" (ADMA).


In French. Note: the provided PDF files are the draft text. The published version has been edited and corrected.

Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue

Dr. Rodrigue's research interests mainly cover the fields of transportation and economics as they relate to logistics and global freight distribution. Specific topics over which he has published extensively cover maritime transport systems and logistics, global supply chains, gateways and transport corridors. Current projects involve:

  • The Governance of Intermodal Transportation Assets
  • Geography of Logistics and Global Production Networks
  • Gateways, Corridors and Inland Freight Distribution
  • Globalization and Transport Terminals
  • City Logistics
  • Cruise Shipping