More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 12/18/2010.
What is included with this book?
- The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
The turbulence of the current times has dramatically transformed the world "s economic geographies. The scale and scope of such changes require urgent attention. With intellectual roots dating to the 19thcentury economic geography has traditionally sought to examine the spatial distributions of economic activity and the principles that account for them. More recently, the field has turned its attention to a range of questions relating to: globalization and its impact on different peoples and places; economic inequalities at different geographic scales; the development of the knowledge-based economy; and the relationship between economy and environment. Now more than ever the changing fortunes of peoples and places demands our attention. Economic Geographyprovides a stimulating and innovative introduction to economic geography by establishing the substantive concerns of economic geographers, the methods deployed to study them, the key concepts and theories that animate the field, and the major issues generating debate. This book is the first to address the diverse approaches to economic geography as well as the constantly shifting economic geographies on the ground. It encompasses traditional approaches, albeit from a critical perspective, while providing a thorough, accessible and engaging examination of the concerns, methods and approaches of the new economic geography ". This unique introductory text covers the breadth of economic geography while engaging with a range of contemporary debates at the cutting-edge of the field. Written in an accessible and lucid style, this book offers a thorough and systematic introductory survey. It is enhanced by pedagogical features throughout including case studies dealing with topics ranging from the head office locations of the Fortune 500, Mexico "s maquiladoras to China "s investments in southern Africa. This book also contains exercises based on the key concepts and annotated further reading and websites.
Andrew Wood is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky. Susan Roberts is Professor and Chair of Geography at the University of Kentucky where she is also affiliated with the Gender and Women's Studies Program and the Committee on Social Theory.
Table of Contents
|Traditional economic geographies|
|Traditional location theory|
|Modeling economic geographies|
|The geographies of the firm and institutions|
|The geographies of the firm|
|The geographies of uneven development|
|The changing fortunes of local and regional economies|
|The geographies of networks, flows and relations|
|Economic geography 'unbound' Conclusion|
|Flows, relations and networks in the new global economy|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|