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centripetal force

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The force that causes a moving object to follow a curved path rather than continue on a straight line. The force is directed towards the cenrtre of the curve. Contrast centrifugal force.

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cluster

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A geographic concentration of interconnected companies, specialized suppliers, service providers, associated institutions, and firms in related industries (Porter (1998) Harvard Bus. Rev. 76null...

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concentration and centralization

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The tendency of economic activity to congregate in a restricted number of central places, encouraged by functional linkages, and external and agglomeration economies. See Hanson in G. L....

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functional linkage

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The link between industries, including information, components, raw materials, finished goods, and transport links. Functional linkages are at the heart of agglomeration economies. A firm's...

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growth pole

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A point of economic growth. Poles are usually urban locations, benefiting from agglomeration economies, and should spread prosperity from the core to the periphery. Planners have tried to...

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