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Clark, Gordon L.

Works: 72 works in 383 publications in 3 languages and 11,075 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
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Most widely held works by Gordon L Clark
The Oxford handbook of economic geography( )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 2,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, devoted to the frontiers of economic geography, contains contributions relevant to the emerging global economy of the 21st Century. It also focuses upon linkages, including those between the global and the local, industry location and trade, and corporate strategy and market structure
Sovereign wealth funds : legitimacy, governance, and global power by Gordon L Clark( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contents of this book cover the rise of sovereign wealth funds, rethinking the 'sovereign' in sovereign wealth funds, the virtues of long-term commitment, insurer of last resort, and much more
The geography of finance : corporate governance in the global marketplace by Gordon L Clark( )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Geography of Finance tackles crucial issues regarding the emerging global market for corporate governance. The authors describe and explain the transformation of European corporate governance in the light of the imperatives driving global financial markets, using an innovative analytical and empirical framework."--Jacket
Pension fund capitalism by Gordon L Clark( )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growth of pension funds has been nothing short of astronomical. Pension funds now dominate the world's financial markets, affecting nations' wealth, community development, and industrial well being. Yet little is known about their structure and organization. Pension funds and their agents in the investment industry control enormous sums of money, profoundly affecting the structure and performance of nation-states and the global economy. At the same time, it is also apparent that; many western governments are retreating from the provision of 'public good' once thought essential to the fabric of urban life. Clark agues that if we are to understand the long-term future of the western economies (in general) and our communities (in particular), we need also to understand how; institutional investors allocate assets, mobilize funds, and make investment decisions.; There are few studies of the relationship between pension funds and the financial services industry. Pension Fund Capitalism fills an important gap in the literature as well as the intersection between pension funds and public policy
Unions and communities under siege : American communities and the crisis of organized labor by Gordon L Clark( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential argument of this book is that the current crisis of US unions ought to be considered in terms of the local context of labor-management relations; that is, the communities in which men and women live and work. Whether by design or necessity, the structure of New Deal national labor legislation has sustained, and maintained, distinctive local labor-management practices. As the economies of American communities (and the world) have become highly interdependent, reflecting the evolution of corporate structure and trade between economies, unions movement can be traced to unions' dependence upon inter-community solidarity, a fragile democratic ideal which is often overwhelmed by economic imperatives operating at higher scales in other places. An important objective of Professor Clark in this work is to demonstrate the significance of the intersection between communities, unions, and institutions, in understanding the prospects for American unionism
Judges and the cities : interpreting local autonomy by Gordon L Clark( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pension security in the 21st century : redrawing the public-private debate by Gordon L Clark( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a vital reference point in understanding pension security in the twenty-first century for academics and postgraduates in the social sciences, economics and finance, geography, politics and social policy, policy-makers in OECD countries, and industry professionals."--Jacket
Regional dynamics : studies in adjustment theory by Gordon L Clark( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2019 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State apparatus : structures and language of legitimacy by Gordon L Clark( Book )

13 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pensions and corporate restructuring in American industry : a crisis of regulation by Gordon L Clark( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first book to systematically evaluate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974, Gordon Clark argues that the law has failed to project workers' pension rights in situations where it was expected to be most effective: when corporations restructure in the face of enhanced market competition and technological change. Pensions and Corporate Restructuring in American Industry examines recent trends in corporate behavior and government policymaking in the United States and finds that the moral and ethical foundations of regulation are under attack. As a result of intense competitive pressures, Clark argues, some of America's major corporations have begun to flout government regulations designed to protect workers - and to treat the attendant law suits as just another cost of doing business. He finds evidence that some have even used restructuring as the means to avoid statutory obligations to workers. In a series of case studies - including the bankruptcy of the LTV Corporation, the radical restructuring of International Harvester Corporation into Navistar Corporation, and the sale and restructuring of Continental Can Corporation - Clark evaluates the effectiveness of current regulations and the role of government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. His analysis shows that many of the problems of enforcing ERISA can be traced to the act itself - the product of compromises among overlapping and competing interests that fatally limited its effectiveness. Clark concludes that any new regulatory framework must clarify the connections between restructuring and the welfare of workers, connections generally ignored in the litigation that dominates corporate life today
Interregional migration, national policy, and social justice by Gordon L Clark( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford handbook of pensions and retirement income( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook draws on research from a range of academic disciplines to reflect on the implications for provisions of pension and retirement income of demographic ageing. it reviews the latest research, policy related tools, analytical methods and techniques and major theoretical frameworks
European pensions & global finance by Gordon L Clark( Book )

17 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about the demographic and funding crises that threaten Continental European systems of pension and retirement income. The author argues that state-sponsored social security will not deliver promised retirement incomes for the baby-boom generation; European monetary union and the imperatives of global finance have made such promises untenable, thereby undercutting nation-state social solidarity. Globalization has set many challenges for European countries, not least of which is providing pension security for their citizens. At the same time, global finance has opened-up options for corporations and individuals seeking alternatives to the past; but exercising those opportunities will come at a high cost for European original of social justice." "Drawing upon original research, the author considers the dimensions of the pending European retirement income funding crisis, noting the economic and political forces involved in debates over possible solutions; current country-specific models of pensions provision, making the connection between social security and supplementary pensions; the allocation of risks between individuals, markets, and institutions emphasizing the tensions between social solidarity and the market in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom; and finally, the prospects for a pan-European approach to retirement income provision."--Jacket
Global competitiveness and innovation : an agent-centred perspective by Gordon L Clark( Book )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The key arguments and debates about globalization have raised searching questions about the significance of national and regional borders for the competitive strategies of individuals, firms and industries. Global Competitiveness and Innovation seeks to address these issues by exploring four key topics: the status of economic agents in the emerging global economy; the limits of path dependence and the scope of agent action; the relationship between agents' decision-making and their environments; and agents' learning capacities in a world of information and knowledge creation."--Jacket
Asian NIEs & the global economy : industrial restructuring & corporate strategy in the 1990s( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial restructuring in the Asian newly industrialized economies (NIEs) has become very important. Existing strategies may no longer deliver employment or income growth in many of the Asian NIEs' labor-intensive industries. The complex process of restructuring will involve economic adjustment and political realignment among industrial sectors and between industry managers and state policy makers. Asian NIEs and the Global Economy explains how the Asian NIEs have responded to the costs of success, including escalating real wages and prices, slowing growth rates of productivity, and increasing competition in markets they once dominated. This integrated collection of ten essays, based on a long-term project sponsored by the East-West Center introduces the reader to this timely issue by examining industrial restructuring in the most industrialized economies of East Asia: Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan. The contributors begin by describing the global context, theory, and practice of restructuring. Five case studies then examine important labor-intensive industries, including apparel, footwear, and electronics, all of which have had strong export markets. The final section draws out the broad implications of these studies and assesses the near-term future of the Asian NIEs as China undergoes rapid industrialization and enters the global marketplace
Saving for retirement : intention, context, and behavior by Gordon L Clark( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Understanding the ways in which people save for their retirement is an urgent issue. So much has changed in the last 10 to 15 years, especially in the area of the provision of pensions and retirement income. Around the world, greater and greater responsibility is being allocated to individuals while governments discount their contributions to social security and employers retreat from the provision of supplementary retirement income. This book explores the behavioral revolution and its implications for understanding financial decision-making and saving for the future. Recognizing the profound implications of this research program, it goes beyond issues of risk aversion, framing, and decision-making to consider how social identity and the resources due to people by virtue of their place in society figure in savings behavior. It gives considerable attention to the context of the environment in which people make financial decisions, arguing that this allows a better understanding of the coexistence of sophistication and naivety apparent in patterns of retirement saving. Utilizing databases from the UK, the book provides an empirical foundation to its theoretical arguments, demonstrating how an integrated approach to individual financial decision-making is necessary if we are to address the apparent shortfall in many people's planning for the future. The book concludes by setting the agenda for the design, governance, and regulation of pension savings schemes consistent with delivering cost-effective solutions to pension adequacy. In these ways, it sets forth a strategy for rethinking individual behavior as well as the design of retirement income systems."--Publisher's website
Managing financial risks : from global to local( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recent market turmoil, bank runs, global equities sell-off, and the 'credit crunch' have demonstrated the sophisticated and interconnected nature of financial markets today - seemingly localized problems have quickly spread, putting at risk the solvency of both local and global financial institutions. As these markets are increasingly complex, interconnected, and embedded in the daily lives of individuals, there is a pressing need to unravel and understand the complexities and prospects of this new and transformative social, political, and geographical paradigm. This book brings together a group of leading scholars from a range of disciplines to formulate a more holistic understanding of financial risk by rooting it in different environments, spatial scales, and disciplines. The result is an all-encompassing exposition of current and future financial risk management practices, possibilities, and problems."--Publisher's website
Institutional investors in global markets by Gordon L Clark( )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides you with a comprehensive overview about what institutional investors do, how they do it, and when and where they do it; it is about the production of investment returns in the global economy. Being a book about the production process, you learn about key issues found in the academic literature on the theory of the firm. In this case, the focus is on the global financial services industry, where the building blocks underpinning the study of industrial corporations are less relevant. You gain an understanding of how and why the production of investment returns differs from that of manufactured goods. You are provided with an analytical framework that situates financial institutions within the complex web of the intermediaries that dominate developed financial markets. In summary, you gain further insights into analysis of the organization and management of institutional investors; as well as an analysis of the global financial services industry
The new Oxford handbook of economic geography( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first fifteen years of the 21st century have thrown into sharp relief the challenges of growth, equity, stability, and sustainability facing the world economy. In addition, they have exposed the inadequacies of mainstream economics in providing answers to these challenges. This volume gathers over 50 leading scholars from around the world to offer a forward-looking perspective of economic geography to understanding the various building blocks, relationships, and trajectories in the world economy. The perspective is at the same time grounded in theory and in the experiences of particular places. Reviewing state-of-the-art of economic geography, setting agendas, and with illustrations and empirical evidence from all over the world, the book should be an essential reference for students, researchers, as well as strategists and policy makers. Building on the success of the first edition, this volume offers a radically revised, updated, and broader approach to economic geography. With the backdrop of the global financial crisis, finance is investigated in chapters on financial stability, financial innovation, global financial networks, the global map of savings and investments, and financialization. Environmental challenges are addressed in chapters on resource economies, vulnerability of regions to climate change, carbon markets, and energy transitions. Distribution and consumption feature alongside more established topics on the firm, innovation, and work. The handbook also captures the theoretical and conceptual innovations of the last fifteen years, including evolutionary economic geography and the global production networks approach. Addressing the dangers of inequality, instability, and environmental crisis head-on, the volume concludes with strategies for growth and new ways of envisioning the spatiality of economy for the future"--Publisher's description
Accountability and corruption : public sector ethics( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why have political institutions failed to lived up to our high expectations? Why do we need inquiries into the conduct of state and federal agencies such as the police and departments of education and elected officials, including state premiers and federal senators?" "In Accountability and Corruption, politicians and political analysts draw on their first-hand experience to explore the tensions between political power and ethical ideals. Each is thoroughly conversant with the realities of political life and draws the reader into the world of political action to demonstrate the difficulties faced in sustaining ethical practice in public service. Their findings will inform and challenge citizens to understand better why the role of ethics in maintaining a workable political system is becoming increasingly an issue in our contemporary pluralist society."--BOOK JACKET
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The Oxford handbook of economic geography
The geography of finance : corporate governance in the global marketplacePension fund capitalismUnions and communities under siege : American communities and the crisis of organized laborJudges and the cities : interpreting local autonomyPension security in the 21st century : redrawing the public-private debateOxford handbook of pensions and retirement incomeEuropean pensions & global financeGlobal competitiveness and innovation : an agent-centred perspectiveManaging financial risks : from global to local
Alternative Names
Clark, G.

Clark, G. 1950-

Clark, G. L.

Clark, G. L. 1950-

Clark, Gordon

Gordon L. Clark Australian geographer

Gordon L. Clark geograaf

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