This book is a study of changes taking place in two advanced technology industries: computing and communications, in Britain and France. It examines whether a good explanation can be provided for the spatial shifts in both global and local industries, with the aid of the regulationist perspective.
1. Computing and communications in the UK and France: Innovation, regulation and spatial dynamics - an introduction 2. High technology and flexibility 3. Accumulation and organization in computing and communications industries: A regulationist approach 4. Globalization and its management in computing and communications 5. The regional patterns of computing and communications industries in the UK and France 6. The computer hardware industry in the 1980s: Technological change, competition and structural change 7. The telecommunications equipment industry: The great transformation 8. Services: The bridge between computing and communications 9. Global localization in computing and communications: Conclusions
The books in this set, originally published between 1968 and 1992 introduce the reader to the many lines of thought in the literature on economic geography and tie these various aspects together within the concept of the economy. As well as providing a comprehensive overview of the Western European economy since the Second World War, and including specific studies and assessments of the Dutch and Italian economies, these volumes examine the economic factors that have shaped cities and patterns of urbanization.