International trade

  • Jessie P. H. Poon
  • James E. McConnell
Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 77)


The history of Geography is characterized by a long-standing interest on the international and spatial dimension of commercial activities. One of the earliest and most influential geography books was A Handbook of Commercial Geography written by George Chisholm in 1889. Chisholm’s book quickly became a handbook for British merchants, traders and manufacturers (Barnes, 2002). Hence from the start, geographers’ interest in international trade was motivated by its potential for socio-economic relevancy and the relation of national production to international development and competition.


Foreign Direct Investment International Trade World Trade Organization Trade Policy Trade Liberalization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jessie P. H. Poon
    • 1
  • James E. McConnell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity at Buffalo-SUNYBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity at Buffalo-SUNYBuffaloUSA

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