Financial networks and the globalization of transnational corporations: the case of educational services

Hall, Sarah (2015) Financial networks and the globalization of transnational corporations: the case of educational services. Journal of Economic Geography, 15 (3). pp. 539-559. ISSN 1468-2702

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Abstract

In this article, I advance understandings of the intersection between financial and educational services from an economic geographical perspective by examining the importance of financial networks in shaping the internationalization activities of for- profit business education service firms. By combining relational approaches to the globalization of transnational corporations (TNCs) with work on monetary networks I argue that extra-firm networks with financial services are an important element in understanding how, where and why business education service firms internationalize. Theoretically, this argument responds to calls for firm finances to be more fully incorporated into understandings of wider economic geographies and, in particular, addresses the neglect of finance in extant understandings of the internationalization of TNCs. Empirically, I position educational services as an overlooked business services sector that deserves greater attention within economic geography.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Business services, internationalization, transnational corporations, educational services, private equity, venture capital, financial geography, relational economic geography
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Geography
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/jeg/lbu024
Depositing User: Hall, Dr Sarah
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 15:43
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 18:33
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/27867

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