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The Relational Economy: Geographies of Knowing and Learning

Harald Bathelt and Johannes Glückler


How are firms, networks of firms, and production systems organized and how does this organization vary from place to place? What are the new geographies emerging from the need to create, access, and share knowledge, and sustain competitiveness? In what ways are local clusters and global exchange relations intertwined and co-constituted? What are the impacts of global changes in technology, demand, and competition on the organization of production, and how do these effects vary between communities, regions, and nations? This book synthesizes theories from across the social sciences with empiric ... More

Keywords: firms, firm networks, production systems, organization, knowledge, competitiveness, social institutions, economic action

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199587384
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587384.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harald Bathelt, author
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

Johannes Glückler, author
Department of Geography, University of Heidelberg