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Key Concepts in Economic Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, this book provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in economic geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes:

An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field; Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions, and evolutions of the subject; Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including figures, diagrams, and further reading

An ideal companion text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in economic geography, the book presents the key concepts in the discipline, demonstrating their historical roots, and contemporary applications to fully understand the processes of economic change, regional growth and decline, globalization, and the changing locations of firms and industries. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, the book is an essential addition to any geography student's library.

Key Drivers of Economic Change
Key drivers of economic change

What are the sources of dynamism in an economy? Section 2 covers key drivers of economic change – Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Accessibility. In Innovation, we discuss three branches of economics (neo-classical, Schumpeterian and evolutionary) that have been influential in economic geography. As society has become increasingly dependent on technology, innovation has become ever more indispensable. Yet, innovation extends well beyond the realm of technology to shape economic consequences at various scales, including the individual (entrepreneurship), the firm, the region and the nation (the national innovation system) as well as the broader global economy. Innovation has come to be viewed as a key ingredient in economic growth, initiating the formation of new economic sectors, creating new opportunities ...

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