Pietra Rivoli's The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy takes the reader on a fascinating, around-the-world journey to reveal the economic and political lessons from the life story of a simple t-shirt. Over five years, business professor Pietra Rivoli traveled from a Texas cotton field to a Chinese factory to a used clothing market in Africa, to investigate compelling questions about the politics, economics, ethics, and history of modern business and globalization. Using the story of the t-shirt to illustrate the major issues of the globalization debate, this uniquely entertaining business book offers a surprising, enlightening, and balanced look at one of the major topics of our time.

The 2009 second edition updates the content of all of the book's major topics and also introduces a number of timely environmental topics.


Awards for Travels of a T-Shirt

        German – Econ Verlag Publishers
        Dutch – Business Contact Publishers
        Russian – Balance Business Books
        Japanese – Toyo Keizai Publishers
        Italian – Apogeo s.r.l Italy
        Formal Chinese – Sagaculture Publishers (Taiwan)
        Simplified Chinese – Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Press
        Korean – Dasan Press
 Portuguese – Editorial Presenca
        Croatian - VBZ Publishers
        French - Fayard Press
        Polish - Polish Scientific
        Greek - Klidarithmos Press
        Indonesian - IIO University Press

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2009 Pietra Rivoli