Manufacturing Culture: The Institutional Geography of Industrial Practice

Manufacturing Culture: The Institutional Geography of Industrial Practice

by Meric S. Gertler
     
 

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Meric S. Gertler presents a new conception of industrial practice and firm behaviour. It explains how the cultures that shape the practices of firms and the trajectories of regional and national economies are actually produced. The analysis shows how the internal and inter-firm organization of production, use of technologies, and the industrial knowledge underpinning… See more details below

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Meric S. Gertler presents a new conception of industrial practice and firm behaviour. It explains how the cultures that shape the practices of firms and the trajectories of regional and national economies are actually produced. The analysis shows how the internal and inter-firm organization of production, use of technologies, and the industrial knowledge underpinning these practices are strongly influenced by their social and industrial context. Routine forms of behaviour are not simply inherited from past practice. Instead, they are shaped and constrained - though not wholly determined - by a set of institutions that govern how work is organized, workers are deployed, and technology is implemented. Because of the slowly evolving nature of these institutions distinctive national 'models' are not converging around a single global norm.

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"Manufacturing Culture is a provocative book that is full of ideas, evidence, and critical thinking. The book also demonstrates the value of an institutional approach to economic geography, notably from a behavioral slant. Researchers in economic geography and social scientists who are interested in regional and local development will find the book a stimulating read and source for discussion."

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ISBN-13:
9780191513466
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/19/2004
Series:
Oxford Geographical and Environmental Studies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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