Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Helen Lawton-Smith
Published February 9, 2015
Reference - 262 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138867154 - CAT# Y178582
Published September 21, 2006
Reference - 288 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415367844 - CAT# RU67840
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The impact of economic geography both within and beyond the wider field of geography has been constrained in the past by its own limitations. Drawing together the work of several eminent geographers this superb collection assesses the current state of knowledge in the sub discipline and its future direction. In doing so, the contributors show how economic geographers have offered explanations that affect places and lives in the broader context of the global economy.
Offering a discussion of theoretical constructs and methodologies with the purpose to show the need to combine different approaches in understanding spatial (inter) dependencies, contributors also demonstrate the need to engage with multiple audiences, and within this context they proceed to examine how geographers have interfaced with businesses and policy.
This excellent collection moves economic geography from a preoccupation with theory towards more rigorous empirical research with greater relevance for public policy. With excellent breadth of coverage, it provides an outstanding introduction to research topics and approaches.
Introduction: The Past, Present, and Future of Economic Geography Section 1: Economic Geography: Roots and Legacy Section 2: Globalization and Contemporary Capitalism Section 3: Regional Competitive Advantage: Industrial Change, Human Capital, and Public Policy Index Bios