The Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography / Edition 1

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The Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography is the single most important statement of the scope and status of the vibrant interdisciplinary field of economic geography. It brings together more than 40 leading economists and geographers from around the world. From general statements about the history and evolution of the field to statements about the crucial problems of economic geography, the volume is preoccupied with the rival theories and perspectives that have sustained its recent growth. The volume is also focused upon linkages, including those between the global and the local, between industry location and trade, and between corporate strategy and market structure.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199250837
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/25/2003
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 776
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

St Peter's College, Oxford

Johns Hopkins University

University of Toronto

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Table of Contents

The Editors
The Contributors
Introduction 1
1 Economic Geography: Transition and Growth 3
2 Economic Geography: The Great Half-Century 18
Pt. I Conceptual Perspectives
3 Where in the World is the 'New Economic Geography'? 49
4 Doing Regulation 61
5 The New Economics of Urban and Regional Growth 83
6 Geography or Economics? Conceptions of Space, Time, Interdependence, and Agency 99
Pt. II Global Economic Integration
7 The Geography of International Investment 125
8 Globalization, Localization, and Trade 146
9 Climate, Coastal Proximity, and Development 169
10 The Great Tablecloth: Bread and Butter Politics, and the Political Economy of Food and Poverty 195
11 The Regulation of International Finance 215
12 Finance and Localities 230
Pt. III Corporate Structure, Strategy, and Location
13 Locations, Clusters, and Company Strategy 253
14 Places and Flows: Situating International Investment 275
15 The Globalization of Retail Capital: Themes for Economic Geography 292
16 The Management of Time and Space 317
17 Corporate Form and Spatial Form 333
Pt. IV The Geography of Innovation
18 Nation States and Economic Development: from National Systems of Production to National Systems of Knowledge Creation and Learning 353
19 Location and Innovation: The New Economic Geography of Innovation, Spillovers, and Agglomeration 373
20 Restructuring and Innovation in Long-Term Regional Change 395
21 Industrial Districts: The Contributions of Marshall and Beyond 413
22 Innovation Networks, Regions, and Globalization 432
Pt. V Localities and Difference
23 Local Labour Markets: Their Nature, Performance, and Regulation 455
24 Firms, Workers, and the Geographic Concentration of Economic Activity 477
25 Feminists Rethink the Economic: The Economics of Gender/The Gender of Economics 497
26 Racial and Economic Segregation in US Metropolitan Areas 518
27 Elite Power, Global Forces, and the Political Economy of 'Glocal' Development 541
28 Economic Geography in Practice: Local Economic Development Policy 559
Pt. VI Global Transformations
29 Markets and Environmental Quality 585
30 Environmental Innovation and Regulation 607
31 Spontaneous Integration in Japan and East Asia: Development, Crisis, and Beyond 625
32 Regional Economic Integration in North America 649
33 The European Union as more than a Triad Market for National Economic Spaces 671
Pt. VII Coda
34 Pandora's Box? Cultural Geographies of Economies 689
Index 705
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