5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- new international division of labor
- secondary industrial region
- a A trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico that encourages free trade between these North American countries.
- b centers or nodes of high-technology research and activity around which a high-technology corridor is sometiems established
- c The trend toward increased cultural and economic connectedness between people, businesses, and organizations throughout the world.
- d south of the world's primary industrial region; incldues Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam
- e Transfer of some types of jobs, especially those requiring low-paid less skilled workers, from more developed to less developed countries.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- a modern, industrialized country in which people are generally better educated and healthier and live longer than people in developing countries do
- the increase with time and cost that usually comes with increasing distance
- Principle that maintains that the correct location of a production facility is where the net profit is the greatest. Therefore in industry, there is a tendency to substitute one factor of production (e.g., labor) for another (e.g., capital for automated equipment) in order to achieve optimum plant location.
- the idea that distance between some places is actually shrinking as technolgy enables more rapid communication and increased interaction between those places.
- act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining
5 True/False Questions
maquiladora → Factories built by US companies in Mexico near the US border to take advantage of much lower labor costs in Mexico.
structuralist model → A general term for economic development models which assume that (1) all countries are capable of developing economically in the same way and (2) economic disparities between countries and regions are the result of short-term inefficiencies in local or regional market forces.
manufacturing export zones → A feature of economic development in peripheral countries whereby the host country establishes area with favorable tax, regulatory, and trade arrangements in order to attract foreign operations.
peripheral region → intermediary regions in terms of the hierarchy of power between core regions and peripheral regions.
break-of-bulk → transfer of transported cargo from one kind of carrier to another