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Kerosene prices and socio-economic change


Geser, H (2008). Kerosene prices and socio-economic change. Sociology in Switzerland: World Society and International Relations 6, University of Zurich.

Abstract

It is highly probable that future air traffic will shrink due to higher fuel prices and inacceptable ecological pollution. Consequently, international trade will become deglobalized, giving way to more regionalized exchanges especially when flexible demands have to be met or "just in-timeproduction systems have to be maintained. The thinning out of passenger flight schedules will particularly hurt peripheral locations and very large countries, and will have deep repercussions of tourism, labor markets and transnational organizations. While more transspatial communication will be transferred from in-person encounters to technically mediated channels, there is a danger of losing problem solving capacities where face-to-face interaction is necessary: e. g. in processes of international contact initiation, teamwork building, or negotiation.

Abstract

It is highly probable that future air traffic will shrink due to higher fuel prices and inacceptable ecological pollution. Consequently, international trade will become deglobalized, giving way to more regionalized exchanges especially when flexible demands have to be met or "just in-timeproduction systems have to be maintained. The thinning out of passenger flight schedules will particularly hurt peripheral locations and very large countries, and will have deep repercussions of tourism, labor markets and transnational organizations. While more transspatial communication will be transferred from in-person encounters to technically mediated channels, there is a danger of losing problem solving capacities where face-to-face interaction is necessary: e. g. in processes of international contact initiation, teamwork building, or negotiation.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Sociology
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:24 Jun 2011 07:07
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:56
Series Name:Sociology in Switzerland: World Society and International Relations
Number of Pages:7
Related URLs:http://socio.ch/internat/t_hgeser6.htm

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