• The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

  • An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade. New Preface and Epilogue with Updates on Economic Issues and Main Characters 2nd Edition
  • By: Pietra Rivoli
  • Narrated by: Rosemary Benson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Money & Finance, Economics
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)
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The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is a critically acclaimed narrative that illuminates the globalization debates and reveals the key factors to success in global business. Tracing a T-shirt's life story from a Texas cotton field to a Chinese factory and back to a US storefront before arriving at the used clothing market in Africa, the book uncovers the political and economic forces at work in the global economy. Along the way, this fascinating exploration addresses a wealth of compelling questions about politics, trade, economics, ethics, and the impact of history on today's business landscape.

Using a simple, everyday T-shirt as a lens through which to explore the business, economic, moral, and political complexities of globalization in a historical context, Travels encapsulates a number of complex issues into a single identifiable object that will strike a chord with listeners as they: investigate the sources of sustained competitive advantage in different industries; examine the global economic and political forces that explain trade patters between countries; analyze complex moral issues related to globalization and international business; and discover the importance of cultural and human elements in international trade.

©2009, 2015 Pietra Rivoli (P)2019 Gildan Media, LLC

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Is the narrator a bot?

Seriously, I'm really wondering if a computer read this. Zero emotion or inflection. I returned and got the first edition.

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This book was hard to get into, but I did find the information Rivoli gave to be incredibly interesting. She is very biased, but she does a good job of addressing it. If you're wanting to learn more about the apparel economy, it's a great read. The story of her t shirt is actually rather enjoyable.

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  • 06-01-21

Far deeper than expected, better than I hoped.

This is no simple journey. Rivoli goes deep into the economic issues of trade and manufacturing and truly changed my mind on a few issues. There is no simple solutions in this book or brochure information. It’s real and sometimes confronting but has made me appreciate trade more, the market more, and the complexities of a global economy. I even appreciate protestors more as a result. Not the easiest of reads for me, but a worthwhile one.