Economic Geography: An Institutional Approach

Paperback | January 4, 2016

byRoger Hayter, Jerry Patchell

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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 chainsand 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.

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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 chainsand a perspective that recognizes the inter...

Roger Hayter is professor and chair in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University. He is well known and well respected as an instructor, academic, and writer. Professor Hayter was given the Award for Scholarly Distinction by the Canadian Association of Geographers in 1999 and served as Editor of The Canadian Geographer from...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.7 inPublished:January 4, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199013284

ISBN - 13:9780199013289

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PrefacePart I Markets in Place, Space, and TimeIntroductionAbout Economic GeographyHistorical Thumb-nail Sketch of Economic GeographyInstitutionalismConclusion1. Markets in Place and SpaceContemplating MarketsMarket ExchangeMarket CoordinationMarket GovernanceConclusion2. The (Evolving) Spatial Division of LabourIntroducing the Division of LabourUrbanization, Scale Economies, and Cumulative CausationGlobalizationConclusion3. Innovation, Evolution, and InequalityInnovation and MarketsInnovation as a Social ProcessTechno-economic ParadigmsThe Changing Geography of InnovationInnovation and Global InequalityConclusionPart II Institutional Pillars of Modern Space Economies4. BusinessIntroducing BusinessBusiness SegmentationLocation DynamicsConclusion5. LabourThe Distinctive Evolutionary Nature of Labour MarketsThe Nature of Labour MarketsLabour Market SegmentationLabour Market Failures and ChallengesConclusion6. GovernmentThe Role of GovernmentThe Nature of Government-Economy RelationsGovernment Policy Interventions and InstitutionsRegional and Local Development PoliciesInternational Economic Policies: The Free Trade AgendaThe Incomplete Territorialisation of Externalities GovernanceConclusion7. Non-profit OrganizationsThe Role of Non-profit OrganizationsThe Diversity of Non-profitsEconomic ImpactsGlobal-Local Dynamics of NGO ActivismSocial Capital and DevelopmentConclusionPart III Location Dynamics of Value Chains8. CitiesThe Role of CitiesCities are Global and LocalSystems of CitiesIntra-Urban Land-Use PatternsConclusion9. Energy and Mineral ResourcesContradictions of Resource ExploitationThe Resource Cycle Meets the Value ChainResource-based DevelopmentConclusion10. AgricultureGeographic Differences in AgricultureLocal and Global Markets: Disparities and DilemmasOrganization: From Old MacDonald to McDonald'sRegional Renewal and RelocalizationConclusion11. ManufacturingGeographic Differences in ManufacturingThe Shifting Geography of ManufacturingLocating Manufacturing FacilitiesLocation, Product Cycle Dynamics, and Value ChainsClustering and CongregationConclusion12. ServicesThe Development of the Service IndustryDefining ServicesConsumer ServicesProducer ServicesPublic ServicesConclusion13. Transportation and Communication NetworksThe Role of Transportation and Communication NetworksNetworkCosts, Pricing, and LocationTransportation, Communications, and ScaleConclusion14. ConsumptionGeographic Differences in ConsumptionDemand: Decision-making by ConsumersConsumption Over SpaceConsumption of Places and SpaceConclusionGlossaryIndexList of Initialisms