This book, based on extensive original research, examines the spatial structure and geographical implications of modern multinational corporations. It looks at the geography of multinational corporations, relates this geography to management and decision making structures and discusses how these items are changing. Exploring the themes of centre and periphery in the corporation it surveys the impact of corporate change and restructuring on regional economies.
List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The Organisation of Corporate Space. 3. The Structure of Business Organisations in the Chemicals Industry. 4. The Geography of Corporate Restructuring: A Case Study of ICI. 5. Plant Centrality in Organisational Structure. 6. The Effects of Plant Centrality on Labour Dynamics. 7. The Technological Basis of Plant Peripherality. 8. Summary and Conclusions. References. Indices.