As a core volume in the Dynamics of Economic Space series, contributors from North America, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East each address the constitutive processes of new economic and institutional spaces and the theoretical, methodological and policy-engaging practices of emerging economic geographies. Together, they provide a timely and important overview of the current debates about the geographies of economic change. As national and regional economies change rapidly, so the frameworks, concepts and methods used to describe and analyse those processes also need to evolve. This volume puts forward a comprehensive analysis of a range of different and innovative means currently available, through which to view regional economic activities and interactions.
Contents: Describing, studying, and creating new economic spaces, James W. Harrington and Richard Le Heron; Network, embeddedness, and cluster processes of new economic spaces in Korea, Sam Ock Park; High tech 'large firms' in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia: congregation without clustering?, Roger Hayter, Kevin G. Rees and Jerry Patchell; Geographic context and radical innovation: the formation of knowledge in the American and Japanese electronic musical instrument industries, Tim Reiffenstein; Governing by 'Certifying': international standards organization and capability maturity models as regulatory practices in offshore software outsourcing, St. Petersburg, Russia, Melanie Feakins; Geopolitical economy of global syndicated credit markets, Bongman Seo; State governance, regulatory processes and entrepreneurship: Singapore's concentrating banking sector, Shuang-Yann Wong; Foreign direct investment and economic change in the Yangtze Valley, China: opening up a new economic space, Yufang Shen; Cooperating to realign supply chains: representations, networks and tacit knowledge in New Zealand's dairy and sheep meat industries, Guy Penny; Placing economic development narratives into emerging economic spaces: Project Jeep, 1996-1997, Jay D. Gatrell and Neil Reid; Israel as a post-industrial space of work and leisure: a value stretch of lifestyle attributes, Baruch A. Kipnis; Electronic waste, global value chains and environmental policy response in China, Xin Tong; Environmental symbiosis and renewal of old industrial districts in Japan: cases of Kawasaki and Kitakyushu, Atsuhiko Takeuchi and Hiroyasu Motoki; Environmental regulation and economic spaces: the Mexican leather and footwear industrial districts, Raul Pacheco and Hadi Dowlatabadi; Concepts of regional collaboration as points of entry into regional institutional analyses, Martina Fromhold-Eisebith; Negotiating culture and economy in high-technology industries: governance through intellectual property in n