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The Capitalist Imperative : Territory, Technology and Industrial Growth - Richard Walker

The Capitalist Imperative

Territory, Technology and Industrial Growth

Paperback Published: 8th January 1991
ISBN: 9780631165330
Number Of Pages: 292

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Why do cities, regions and nations experience periods of pronounced growth and decline? Why have the world's centres of economic activity been continually reshuffled as the industrial revolution has spread to new parts of the globe? <br><p>This book demonstrates that under capitalism, the process central to growth is geographical industrialization, and that the creation and use of territory is fundamental to economic development. In doing so, they make new contributions to the study of growth theory, industrial economics, technological change, industrial organization, labour market, urban and regional development, and theoretical human geography. Beginning with the economics of disequilibrium growth, the authors reveal the technological, organizational and political foundations of industrialization, and conclude by showing that the territorial forms that industry takes are central to the shape and survival of capitalism itself.

Chapter 1: The Inconstant Geography of Capitalism ; Chapter 2: Industrialization as Disequilibrium Growth ; Chapter 3: How Industries Produce Regions ; Chapter 4: Technological Change and Geographical Industrialization ; Chapter 5: The Territorial Organization of Production; Chapter 6: Labour - The Politics of Place and Workplace ; Chapter 7: The Process of Territorial Development ; Chapter 8: Economy, Society, Territory.

ISBN: 9780631165330
ISBN-10: 0631165339
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 8th January 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 225.16 x 148.67  x 17.88
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1