Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy New
$29.95
Free Shipping for Prime Members | Fast, FREE Shipping with Amazon Prime
Only 10 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization Hardcover – November 14, 2016

4.6 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$29.95
$21.84 $99.69

Read ambitiously. $12 for 12 weeks
The Wall Street Journal Digital Membership. Coverage you can get behind. Learn more
$29.95 Free Shipping for Prime Members | Fast, FREE Shipping with Amazon Prime Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization
  • +
  • The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World)
  • +
  • The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Total price: $76.27
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

About the Author

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press (November 14, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067466048X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674660489
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
Yet another book on the affects of globalization? Yes, I'm afraid so. But this one is worth a gander. Baldwin's book, The Great Convergence, elucidates how things are made in business today, how information and communication technology has radically changed production, and, lastly, what this now means for jobs. If you instinctively imagine this to be a jeremiad, as most books on globalization and jobs are, you're mostly correct. Baldwin declares without equivocation that the hoary mercantile view of economics not only is quite dead, but can inflict substantial damage through its misconceptions of the present world economy. The old view that nations sponsor and nurture their internal businesses much like their military so its products can be imagined, constructed, and sold across borders has become a thing of the past. The nation has been quietly removed from the economic battlefield, often without it even knowing as much. Baldwin views the dynamic of the economy as a process of bundling and unbundling. Production and consumption were once necessarily joined at the hip by force of man's circumstances. Innovations in travel allowed for its unbundling. Rebundling occurred as a result of advances in information & communication technology. He details the history of this process, perhaps with too much repetition. A minor complaint could be directed at this book for its repetition. The book's chapters each have a bit of the feel of the single essay and material is returned to again and again as the reader moves on to the next one. Baldwin claims our present-day globalization is very distinct from the old version.Read more ›
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The industrial revolution drove a divergence between the wealth of G7 countries and the rest of the world - offshoring manufacturing has driven a convergence with key countries in Asia. The consequences have been felt by low skilled people employed in manufacturing. - it is likely that this will continue and that higher skilled jobs will be next on the list.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The best contemporary book on globalization.Beautifully organized, clearly written, and meticulously documented. A tour-de-force.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: harvard university press, history of technology innovations