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Harald Bathelt and Johannes Glückler

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199587384

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587384.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
The Relational Economy

Harald Bathelt

Johannes Glückler

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter provides a consistent relational conceptualization of economic action and interaction in spatial perspective. It also highlights three complementary conceptions that are related to the relational approach developed in this book, namely milieu school, which focuses on the social foundations of regional innovation; conceptions of global value chains and production networks; and ideas of geographies of practices. The overview of the ensuing chapters is also presented in this chapter.

Keywords:   spatial perspective, economic action, complementary conceptions, regional innovation, geographies

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