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Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy
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Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy

John H. Dunning


The underlying theme of this book is the impact of the increasing globalization of economic activity, and the advent of the knowledge‐based economy, on the spatial distribution of economic activity, both between countries and within countries. More especially, it seeks to reconcile the paradox of ‘slippery space’, as demonstrated by the growing transnationalization of the production of goods and services, and that of ‘sticky places’ as shown by the increasing tendency for certain kinds of economic activity—and particularly knowledge‐intensive activities—to be concentrated, or clustered, in lim ... More

Keywords: economic activity, geographical distribution, globalization, knowledge‐based economy, regional distribution, spatial distribution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199250011
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199250014.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John H. Dunning, editor
Rutgers University, Newark, and Emeritus Professor, University of Reading



Part One Analytical Foundations

Part Two Macroregional Integration and the Knowledge‐Based Economy

Part Three Country Case Studies

Part Four Policy Implications

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