International Business Travel in the Global Economy (Transport and Mobility) (Hardcover)
Business travel has become indispensable to the global economy, not only due to its necessity in the maintaining of corporate networks, but also because of the associated economies that cater to the daily requirements of the business traveller. Underlying these developments are concerns over the environmental impact of increasing air travel, which are likely to generate new challenges for the future of business travel. From a team of international experts comes this analysis of the role, nature and effects of modern business travel. Issues addressed include the relationships between airlines and business travellers, the role of mobility in business, and the opportunities and challenges created by mobile workforces. The study combines theoretical advances with comprehensive analysis, and will provoke debate across the social sciences on the nature, organization and space of work in the twenty-first century.
Professor Jonathan V. Beaverstock is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Nottingham, UK. Dr Ben Derudder is Lecturer in Human Geography at Ghent University, Belgium. Dr James R. Faulconbridge is Lecturer in Economic Geography at Lancaster University, UK. Professor Frank Witlox is Professor of Economic Geography at Ghent University, Belgium