Network revolution in economic geography

A relatively recent development in the field of economic geography, interested in the uneven spatial distribution of economic activities, is the less metaphoric and more formal involvement of network analysis tools in empirical strategies. Furthermore, with the diffusion of innovation systems thinki...

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Main Authors: Juhász Sándor
Elekes Zoltán
Gyurkovics János
Format: Book part
Published: 2015
Series:New Ideas in a Changing World of Business Managament and Marketing
Kulcsszavak:Gazdasági földrajz
Online Access:http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/57768
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Summary:A relatively recent development in the field of economic geography, interested in the uneven spatial distribution of economic activities, is the less metaphoric and more formal involvement of network analysis tools in empirical strategies. Furthermore, with the diffusion of innovation systems thinking, and the emerging empirics of evolutionary economic geography, increasing attention is paid to the dynamism of spatial systems and networks. In this paper we review the theoretical background and recent empirical evidence on research topics of economic geography where network analysis and a dynamic perspective were adopted. These topics are (1) local knowledge networks behind clusters and (2) industrial dynamics of regional economies. Overall it is argued that the incorporation of a dynamic network approach in economic geography seems to be a promising line of research for the future
Physical Description:46-56