We detail how the world's two largest engineering machinery firms, Japan's Komatsu and the us's Caterpillar, actively managed geographical concerns to become global actors. We argue that their globalization was not a teleological given but had to be proactively made. Both the state and organized labor played significant roles in shaping their geographical evolutions, as did their efforts to outmaneuver each other spatially. Their globalization, then, was part of a broader spatial politics under capitalism.
|Translated title of the contribution||Warring Brothers Constructing Komatsu's and Caterpillar's Global Production Networks|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Aug 2021|