Geography and Economy

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Focusing on the theme of the mutually constitutive relations between geographic space and the economic order, Allen J. Scott discusses the problems of the location of economic activities, learning and innovation in industrial systems, and economic development. These problems are dealt with in both theoretical and empirical terms.
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Allen J. Scott is Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Geography at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has been a professeur associé at the University of Paris VIII (1974-75), a Croucher Fellow at the University of Hong Kong (1984), a Guggenheim Fellow (1986-87), a Visiting Exchange Scholar under the auspices of the NAS Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China (1986), and a Borchard Foundation Scholar (1997). He has occupied the André Siegfried Chair at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris (1999), the First Trust Bank Chair of Innovation at Queen's University, Belfast (2004), and the Chaire d'Excellence Pierre de Fermat at the University of Toulouse-Le Mirail (2005). He was granted honours by the Association of American Geographers in 1987, and was elected fellow of the British Academy in 1999. In 2003 he won the Vautrin Lud Prize.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. Geography and the Division of Labour
2. Geography, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation
3. Geography and Development Appendix References

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