The Travels of A T-Shirt in the Global Economy

The Travels of A T-Shirt in the Global Economy

An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade

By Pietra Rivoli

John Wiley & Sons, Paperback, 9780470287163, 316pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2009


"The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy" has been lauded by the New York Times, Financial Times, and reviewers worldwide. Translated into fourteen languages, "Travels" has received numerous awards for its frank and nuanced discussion of global economic realities. Now updated and revised--including a discussion of environmental issues--this fascinating book illustrates crucial lessons in economics, politics, and globalization.

The major themes and conclusions from the first edition are intact, but in response to questions from readers and students around the world, the second edition now includes: Updates on the people, businesses, and politics involved in the production of the T-shirt.Discussions of environmental issues related to both international trade and the T-shirt's life story.

About the Author
PIETRA RIVOLI, PHD, is Associate Professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, where she specializes in international business, finance, and social issues in business. She is the author of International Business and has been published in numerous academic journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly, and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.