Manufacturing Culture: The Institutional Geography of Industrial Practice

Manufacturing Culture: The Institutional Geography of Industrial Practice

by Meric S. Gertler
     
 

This book presents a new conception of industrial practice and firm behavior. 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

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This book presents a new conception of industrial practice and firm behavior. 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 institutional context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198233824
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/15/2004
Series:
Oxford Geographical and Environmental Studies Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
1Institutions, Agency, and Industrial Practices1
2Capital, Technology, and Economic Performance18
3Proximity, Organization, and Culture46
4Regional Cultures of Production75
5Crisis in Machinery Building: The Roots of Germany's Economic Malaise?103
6Tacit Knowledge in Geographical Context132
7Geography, Learning, and Convergence157
References178
Index195

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