An Industrial Geography of Cocaine / Edition 1

An Industrial Geography of Cocaine / Edition 1

by Christian M. Allen, Allen M. Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415949408

ISBN-13: 9780415949408

Pub. Date: 12/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Latin American cocaine trafficking organizations comprise an indigenous, globally competitive, multinational industry. Their business operations are deeply ingrained within the economic and political systems of countries throughout the region. While criminal enterprises operate in a more complex and uncertain setting than licit firms, their competitive success is

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Overview

Latin American cocaine trafficking organizations comprise an indigenous, globally competitive, multinational industry. Their business operations are deeply ingrained within the economic and political systems of countries throughout the region. While criminal enterprises operate in a more complex and uncertain setting than licit firms, their competitive success is determined in fundamentally similar ways. Models developed by geographers to explain the spatial behavior of licit multinational firms are profitably applied here to the operations of drug trafficking operations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415949408
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Series:
Latin American Studies: Social Sciences and Law Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Through the lens of economic geography : cocaine in space and place1
Ch. 2Globalization and the competitive strategies of criminal enterprises15
Ch. 3From coca to cocaine35
Ch. 4Columbian competitive advantage in cocaine57
Ch. 5Cocaine distribution and Mexico's growing competitive advantage69
Ch. 6Marketing cocaine in the United States89
Ch. 7Policy implications107
Ch. 8Conclusions : through a glass, darkly117

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