Because space is not homogenous, economic activities occur in different locations. Understanding the reasons behind this and understanding exactly how industries are spatially organized is the central theme of this title. It discusses different aspects of industrial location behaviour from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives. Each of the analytical traditions provides insights into the nature of industrial location behaviour and the factors which can influence it.
Part I - Analytical approaches to industrial location: classical and neo-classical location-production models, Philip McCann; the location of economic activity - central place theory and the wider urban system, John B. Parr; geographical grids in "new economic geography" models, Dirk Stelder; firm migration, Piet Pellenbarg, Leo van Wissen, Jouke van Dijk. Part II - Cities and industrial clusters: diversity and specialization in cities - why, where and when does it matter?, Gilles Duranton, Diego Puga; global cities, internationalization and urban systems, Ian R. Gordon; clusters and networks - institutional settings and strategic perspectives, Michael Steiner; theory, methods and a cross-metropolitan comparison of business clustering, Edward Feser, Stuart Sweeney. Part III Multinational firms and location behaviour: the location decision of the multinational enterprise, Ram Mudambi; the technological relationships between indigenous firms and foreign-owned MNCs in the European regions, John Cantwell, Simona Iammarino; the relationship between the spatial and hierarchical organization of multiplant firms - observations from the global semiconductor industry, Tomokazu Arita, Philip McCann.
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