The Current Research Programme In Economic Geography

Authored by: Trevor J. Barnes , Eric Sheppard

The Routledge Companion to the Geography of International Business

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138953345
eBook ISBN: 9781315667379
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315667379-7

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Abstract

Economic Geography is a discipline concerned with examining the places and spaces in which economic activities are carried out and circulate. Originating in nineteenth-century Europe, Economic Geography is now a large international field of inquiry found in many countries, with a varied and dense research programme. Especially over the last sixty years, Economic Geography has become a lively, variegated and core sub-discipline within human geography. Moreover, economic geographers have also made a series of important substantive contributions to such topics as industrial districts, spatial labour markets, innovation milieus, global production networks and commodity chains that have received attention beyond the discipline.

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