The Dynamics of Industrial Location: The Factory, the Firm and the Production System
by Roger Hayter
A modern textbook on industrial geography that systematically explores the location dynamics of factories, firms and production systems within the ... Show synopsis A modern textbook on industrial geography that systematically explores the location dynamics of factories, firms and production systems within the context of the problem of industrial transformation. The most comprehensive treatment of contemporary industrial geography, including new approaches to factory location and the geography of the firm, and discussions of industrial districts, flexible specialisation, restructuring, truncated economies and de-industrialization Adopts a clear but elegant structure in which the factory, the firm and the production system, provide related and progressively complex building blocks Well written and clearly illustrated with case studies and examples from all over the world which explicitly integrate the geographical and organizational dimensions of industrial change The Dynamics of Industrial Location is a cornerstone text for the teaching of economic geography which effectively incorporates the results of the transformation of manufacturing in the past decade, the impact of de-industrialization, post-Fordism and the globalization of production in a way that previous textbooks were unable to do. Policy issues are addressed throughout the book. Roger Hayter has written a modern text that is the first student level treatment of ?new industrial spaces?. He brings together the conceptual idea and the empirical example. The book brims with interesting real world illustrations, along with insightful applications of theory. This is quite simply the first choice adoptable textbook for second (and upper) level industrial geography courses. It will also be of considerable relevance for regional, community and environmental planners and for students in urban studies, business and regional economics.