A geographical political economy of evolution in economic geography

Pike, A., Birch, K., Cumbers, A., MacKinnon, D. and McMaster, R. (2009) A geographical political economy of evolution in economic geography. Economic Geography, 85(2), pp. 175-182. (doi: 10.1111/j.1944-8287.2009.01021.x)

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Key themes for evolution in economic geography are identified that clarify and further refine and reinforce our argument for broader conceptions of institutions, social agency, and power and for the situation of the plural and emerging field of evolutionary approaches more fully within geographical political economy. We address the following issues: conceptual and terminological clarity; evolution and institutions within and beyond the firm; agency, bounded determinacy, and power; and research method and design. Our central contention is that geographical political economy provides a coherent and well-structured conceptual and theoretical framework with which to broaden and deepen our understanding, exploration, and practice of evolutionary thinking in economic geography.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McMaster, Professor Robert and MacKinnon, Dr Daniel and Cumbers, Professor Andrew
Authors: Pike, A., Birch, K., Cumbers, A., MacKinnon, D., and McMaster, R.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Economic Geography
ISSN (Online):1944-8287
Published Online:12 March 2009

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