- The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Editors
- List of Abbreviations
- List of Contributors
- Introduction Economic Geography in the Twenty-first Century
- Global Prospects: The Asian Century?
- Inequality in Advanced Economies
- Income Inequality and Growing Disparity: Spatial Patterns of Inequality and the Case of the USA
- The Emerging Transformation of China’s Economic Geography
- Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Contemporary India
- Crisis and Austerity in Action: Greece
- Economic Growth and Economic Development: Geographical Dimensions, Definition, and Disparities
- Heterodoxy as Orthodoxy: Prolegomenon for a Geographical Political Economy
- Relational Research Design in Economic Geography
- Behaviour in Context
- Evolutionary Economic Geography
- Institutions, Geography, and Economic Life
- Economic Ecosystems
- How Geography Shapes—and Is Shaped by—the Internet
- Schumpeterian Customers? How Active Users Co-create Innovations
- The Geography of the Creative Industries: Theoretical Stocktaking and Empirical Illustration
- Firms in Context: Internal and External Drivers of Success
- The Logic of Agglomeration
- Network Geographies and Geographical Networks: Co-dependence and Co-evolution of Multinational Enterprises and Space
- The Logic of Production Networks
- Global Sourcing of Business Processes: History, Effects, and Future Trends
- Towards New Economic Geographies of Retail Globalization
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Standards
- Pluralizing Labour Geography
- Precarious Work and Winner-Take-all Economies
- Talent, Skills, and Urban Economies
- Immigration and the Politics of Skill
- Finance and Financial Systems: Evolving Geographies of Crisis and Instability
- The Global Financial Networks
- Information Flows, Global Finance, and New Digital Spaces
- ‘Organic Finance’: The Incentives in Our Investment Products
- Financialization of Everyday Life
- Infrastructure and Finance
- The Financialization Thesis Revisited: Commodities as an Asset Class
- Vulnerable Regions in a Changing Climate
- Carbon Markets: Resource Governance and Sustainable Valuation
- Long-run Resource Scarcity
- Reconceptualizing Resource Peripheries
- Outside Regional Paths: Constructing an Economic Geography of Energy Transitions
- Green Growth
- Pursuing Equitable Economic Growth in the Global South
- Just Growth: Strategies for Growth with Equity
- Policy Through Practice: Local Communities, Self-Organization, and Policy
- Innovation Highways and the Geography of Inclusive Growth
- Shocking Aspects of Regional Development: Towards an Economic Geography of Resilience
- Author Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
The introduction approaches economic geography with reference to where, why, and so what questions focused on understanding economy. The latter is defined broadly as a totality of processes through which individuals, households, and societies make a living and sustain themselves. This economic–geographical approach is then elaborated with the concepts of location, place, territory, distance, proximity, diversity, scale, heterogeneity, and differentiation. The evolution of the discipline, the main challenges facing the world economy in the twenty-first century, and ways in which the discipline has responded to understanding these challenges are outlined briefly. The chapter demonstrates that the discipline has remained open and dynamic in a pursuit of explaining the spatiality of economic processes and their impacts on growth, uneven development, stability, and sustainability. Finally, the structure and arguments of the Handbook are previewed, highlighting how the discipline has changed since the first Handbook was published in 2000.
Gordon L. Clark (email@example.com) DSc (Oxon) FBA is the Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment with cross-appointments at the Saïd Business School and the School of Geography and the Environment at Oxford University. He holds a Professorial Fellowship at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He is also Sir Louis Matheson Distinguished Visiting Professor at Monash University’s Faculty of Business and Economics (Melbourne) and a Visiting Professor at Stanford University. Previous academic appointments have been at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School (Senior Research Associate), the University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz School, and ↵Monash University. Other honours include being Andrew Mellon Fellow at the US National Academy of Sciences and Visiting Scholar Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst at the University of Marburg.
Maryann P. Feldman (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the S.K. Heninger Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Finance at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and ↵the Kenan Flagler Business School. In 2013, she was awarded with the prestigious Global Entrepreneurship Research Award from the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and Research Institute of Industrial Economics. She is a member of the Innovation Forum at the National Academies of Science. Her research interests focus on the areas of innovation, the commercialization of academic research, and the factors that promote technological change and economic growth.
Meric S. Gertler (email@example.com) is President of the University of Toronto, Professor of Geography and Planning and the Goldring Chair in Canadian Studies. He was the founding co- director of the Program on Globalization and Regional Innovation Systems (PROGRIS) at the Munk School of Global Affairs. His research focuses on the geography of innovative activity, the economies of city regions, and economic restructuring in North America and Europe. He is the author, co- author, and co- editor of more than ninety scholarly articles and chapters, and nine books, including Manufacturing Culture: The Institutional Geography of Industrial Practice. He has served as an advisor to local, regional, and national governments in Canada, the USA, and Europe, and international agencies such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. He is the founding associate editor of the Journal of Economic Geography.
Dariusz Wójcik (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a Professor of Economic Geography in the School of Geography and the Environment at Oxford University, a Fellow of St Peter’s College, and a Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University. His research focuses on finance, corporate governance, and economic globalization. His current project, funded by the European Research Council, investigates how financial and business services have been affected by the global financial crisis, and how they change in response to new financial regulation, the rise of the Global South, and the digital revolution. The project also focuses on the impacts of finance on regional development. Dariusz is a member of the editorial board of Economic Geography, the Journal of Economic Geography, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space and GeoJournal and leads the Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo).
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