An Introduction to Economic Geography

Globalization, Uneven Development and Place

Author: Danny MacKinnon,Andrew Cumbers

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131293168

Category: Science

Page: 354

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Introduction to Economic Geographyis an essential introductory textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in Geography and Human Geography. It is suitable for students approaching the subject at all levels.

Key Concepts in Economic Geography

Author: Yuko Aoyama,James T Murphy,Susan Hanson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446259825

Category: Science

Page: 288

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"A comprehensive and highly readable review of the conceptual underpinnings of economic geography. Students and professional scholars alike will find it extremely useful both as a reference manual and as an authoritative guide to the numerous theoretical debates that characterize the field." - Allen J. Scott, University of California "Guides readers skilfully through the rapidly changing field of economic geography... The key concepts used to structure this narrative range from key actors and processes within global economic change to a discussion of newer areas of research including work on financialisation and consumption. The result is a highly readable synthesis of contemporary debates within economic geography that is also sensitive to the history of the sub-discipline." - Sarah Hall, University of Nottingham "The nice thing about this text is that it is concise but with depth in its coverage. A must have for any library, and a useful desk reference for any serious student of economic geography or political economy." - Adam Dixon, Bristol University Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Economic Geography provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in economic geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field. Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject. Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including figures, diagrams and further reading. An ideal companion text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in economic geography, the book presents the key concepts in the discipline, demonstrating their historical roots and contemporary applications to fully understand the processes of economic change, regional growth and decline, globalization, and the changing locations of firms and industries. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, the book is an essential addition to any geography student's library.

The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography

Author: Dariusz Wójcik

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198755600

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 936

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The first fifteen years of the 21st century have thrown into sharp relief the challenges of growth, equity, stability, and sustainability facing the world economy. In addition, they have exposed the inadequacies of mainstream economics in providing answers to these challenges. This volume gathers over 50 leading scholars from around the world to offer a forward-looking perspective of economic geography to understanding the various building blocks, relationships, and trajectories in the world economy. The perspective is at the same time grounded in theory and in the experiences of particular places. Reviewing state-of-the-art of economic geography, setting agendas, and with illustrations and empirical evidence from all over the world, the book should be an essential reference for students, researchers, as well as strategists and policy makers. Building on the success of the first edition, this volume offers a radically revised, updated, and broader approach to economic geography. With the backdrop of the global financial crisis, finance is investigated in chapters on financial stability, financial innovation, global financial networks, the global map of savings and investments, and financialization. Environmental challenges are addressed in chapters on resource economies, vulnerability of regions to climate change, carbon markets, and energy transitions. Distribution and consumption feature alongside more established topics on the firm, innovation, and work. The handbook also captures the theoretical and conceptual innovations of the last fifteen years, including evolutionary economic geography and the global production networks approach. Addressing the dangers of inequality, instability, and environmental crisis head-on, the volume concludes with strategies for growth and new ways of envisioning the spatiality of economy for the future.

Economic Geography

Author: James O. Wheeler,Peter O. Muller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 412

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Designed for a one-term sophomore through senior level course in geography, this text describes and analyzes locational patterns of various economic and urban activities, where those activities locate, and why. By combining the location/spatial interaction approach with a description of economic patterns, the text strikes a balance between the dominant theories of the last three decades. Unmatched coverage of North America, particularly the U.S., is included.

The Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography

Author: Gordon L. Clark,Meric S. Gertler,Maryann P. Feldman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199250837

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 742

View: 3537

The Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography is the single most important statement of the scope and status of the vibrant interdisciplinary field of economic geography. It brings together more than 40 leading economists and geographers from around the world. From general statements about the history and evolution of the field to statements about the crucial problems of economic geography, the volume is preoccupied with the rival theories and perspectives that have sustained its recent growth. The volume is also focused upon linkages, including those between the global and the local, between industry location and trade, and between corporate strategy and market structure.

Egypt

An Economic Geography

Author: Fouad N. Ibrahim,Barbara Ibrahim

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860645471

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

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Egypt is almost the size of Britain, France, and Germany combined, yet its nearly 70 million people are forced by geography to live in an area no bigger than Belgium. In this illuminating introduction to economic geography, the authors describe the myriad problems facing Egypt. They examine food scarcity, the effects of water and land shortage, the impact of globalization on Egypt's attempts to industrialize, population explosion, massive debt, unemployment, corruption, and Egypt's tourism industry.

Economic Geography

The Integration of Regions and Nations

Author: Pierre-Philippe Combes,Thierry Mayer,Jacques-François Thisse

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691139423

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

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Facts and theories, spatial inequalities, space in economic thought. Space, trade, and agglomeration, monopolistics competition. Breadth and determinants of spatial concentration, the empiics of economic geography, theory with numbers, concluding remarks.

Economic Geography

A Critical Introduction

Author: Trevor J. Barnes,Brett Christophers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118874323

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Why economic geography is good for you -- What is economic geography? -- Inventing economic geography : histories of a discipline -- Economic geography and its border country -- Theory and theories in economic geography -- Method and methodology in economic geography -- Unboxing economic geography -- Globalization and uneven development -- Money and finance -- Cities and urbanization -- Nature and the environment -- Industrial and technological change

Economic Geography

A Contemporary Introduction

Author: Neil Coe,Philip Kelly,Henry W. C. Yeung

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405132159

Category: Science

Page: 456

View: 847

Economic Geography is a comprehensive introduction to this growing field, providing students with a vibrant and distinctive geographical insight into the economy. Contrasts a distinctively geographical approach with popular conceptions and assumptions in economics and management studies Debates a wide range of topics including economic discourses, uneven development, commodity chains, technology and agglomeration, the commodification of nature, states, transnational corporations, labour, consumption, economic cultures, gender, and ethnic economies Is richly illustrated with examples, vignettes, and case studies drawn from a variety of sectors around the world Is written in a clear, engaging and lively style Includes a rich array of photos, figures, text boxes, sample essay questions and annotated lists of further reading