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Economic Geography: An Institutional Approach

ISBN : 9780199013289

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Author: 
Roger Hayter; Jerry Patchell
Pages
480 Pages
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203 x 254 mm
Pub date
Feb 2016
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Economic Geography: An Institutional Approach 2e is a comprehensive introduction to the study of economic activity in place and across space. Perfect for all second- and third-year courses in economic geography, the text provides both a solid foundation in the location dynamics of value chains and a perspective that recognizes the interdependence of places, institutions, activities, and ways of life around the world. Instead of taking the traditional approach, which surveys this history of economic geography as a whole, the authors trace the historical developments of individual sectors, focusing on the way economic, social, and political institutions interact to determine the quality of life in a particular location.

Index: 

Preface

Part I Markets in Place, Space, and Time
Introduction
About Economic Geography
Historical Thumb-nail Sketch of Economic Geography
Institutionalism
Conclusion

1 Markets in Place and Space
Contemplating Markets
Market Exchange
Market Coordination
Market Governance
Conclusion

2 The (Evolving) Spatial Division of Labour
Introducing the Division of Labour
Urbanization, Scale Economies, and Cumulative Causation
Globalization
Conclusion

3 Innovation, Evolution, and Inequality
Innovation and Markets
Innovation as a Social Process
Techno-economic Paradigms
The Changing Geography of Innovation
Innovation and Global Inequality
Conclusion

Part II Institutional Pillars of Modern Space Economies
4 Business
Introducing Business
Business Segmentation
Location Dynamics
Conclusion

5 Labour
The Distinctive Evolutionary Nature of Labour Markets
The Nature of Labour Markets
Labour Market Segmentation
Labour Market Failures and Challenges
Conclusion

6 Government
The Role of Government
The Nature of Government-Economy Relations
Government Policy Interventions and Institutions
Regional and Local Development Policies
International Economic Policies: The Free Trade Agenda
The Incomplete Territorialisation of Externalities Governance
Conclusion

7 Non-profit Organizations
The Role of Non-profit Organizations
The Diversity of Non-profits
Economic Impacts
Global-Local Dynamics of NGO Activism
Social Capital and Development
Conclusion

Part III Location Dynamics of Value Chains
8 Cities
The Role of Cities
Cities are Global and Local
Systems of Cities
Intra-Urban Land-Use Patterns
Conclusion

9 Energy and Mineral Resources
Contradictions of Resource Exploitation
The Resource Cycle Meets the Value Chain
Resource-based Development
Conclusion

10 Agriculture
Geographic Differences in Agriculture
Local and Global Markets: Disparities and Dilemmas
Organization: From Old MacDonald to McDonald's
Regional Renewal and Relocalization
Conclusion

11 Manufacturing
Geographic Differences in Manufacturing
The Shifting Geography of Manufacturing
Locating Manufacturing Facilities
Location, Product Cycle Dynamics, and Value Chains
Clustering and Congregation
Conclusion

12 Services
The Development of the Service Industry
Defining Services
Consumer Services
Producer Services
Public Services
Conclusion

13 Transportation and Communication Networks
The Role of Transportation and Communication Networks
Network
Costs, Pricing, and Location
Transportation, Communications, and Scale
Conclusion

14 Consumption
Geographic Differences in Consumption
Demand: Decision-making by Consumers
Consumption Over Space
Consumption of Places and Space
Conclusion

Glossary
Index
List of Initialisms

About the author: 

Roger Hayter, Professor, Chair, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, and Jerry Patchell, Associate Professor, Division of Social Sciences, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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