Geography 3225A: Industrial Location and Globalization of Enterprise

Spring 2005; Lectures: Tuesday/Thursday 15:05-16:20, University Hall B-650

Instructor: Ian MacLachlan
Office: University Hall B872
Phone: 403 329-2076

Course Outline
Term Paper Topics and Prospectus Guidelines
Mahindra Tractor: How a Term Paper Topic Might be Developed

Field Trip Links: January 21, 2004

        Lethbridge Iron Works


        Pratt and Whitney Canada


Detailed Field Trip Itinerary



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Lecture Links

First Meeting – Review outline; Screening of Modern Times

Introductory Lecture


Globalization I


Globalization II

The Changing Global Economic Map I
The Changing Global Economic Map II
The Changing Global Economic Map III
Technology: Great Growling Engine
The State is Dead: Long Live the State
Transnational Corporations 1
Global Textiles by Erin Friio, Clark Platt and Lisa Ziebart
The Beef Processing Industry by Ken Newman
Automotive Industry by Tyson Boylan and Geoff Stupple
The Semiconductor Industry by Richie Evans and Grant Thomas
Financial Services Industry by Neill Gilbride and Richard Hagen
Distribution Industries by Janetta Soup and Qiang Han
Webs of Enterprise
Webs of Enterprise 2
Winners and Losers
Last Classes Schedule
Reading Links
MacLachlan, I. and Townshend, I. 2003/2004 Stockyard Districts as Industrial Clusters Western Geography
Other Useful Links
        Zaibatsu (courtesy Thayer Watkins)
        UNCTAD World Investment Report
        Economic Development Lethbridge
        Gunter Krumme’s ”Economic & Business Geography”
Lethbridge Truck Terminal
Industrial Lethbridge
Term Paper Style Guide
U of L Library Guide to Guides