Manufacturing Culture: The Institutional Geography of Industrial Practice

Manufacturing Culture: The Institutional Geography of Industrial Practice

by Meric S. Gertler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198233825

ISBN-13: 9780198233824

Pub. Date: 05/15/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

Overview

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)

Table of Contents

1. Institutions, Agency, and Industrial Practices
2. Capital, Technology, and Economic Performance
3. Proximity, Organization, and Culture
4. Regional Cultures of Production
5. Crisis in Machinery Building: The Roots of Germany's Economic Malaise?
6. Tacit Knowledge in Geographical Context
7. Geography, Learning, and Convergence
Bibliography
Index

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