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Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge Economy: The Issues Stated

John H. Dunning

in Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780199250011
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596216 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199250014.003.0002
 Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge Economy: The Issues Stated

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Offers an analytical framework for evaluating the implications of recent economic events on the spatial distribution of economic activities, and of the role played by multinational enterprises (MNEs) and cross‐border coalitions of firms on the international and intranational division of labour. In particular, it is concerned with the parallel, yet apparently antithetical, forces towards the geographical dispersion of asset‐augmenting and asset‐exploiting activities, and the concentration of such activities in limited spatial areas—what has been referred to as the paradox of ‘sticky places within slippery space’.

Keywords: division of labour; economic activity; geographical distribution; globalization; knowledge‐based economy; multinational enterprises; regional distribution; spatial distribution

Chapter.  16786 words. 

Subjects: International Economics

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