Sketching the Contours of an Integrative Paradigm of Economic Geography
Robert Hassink () and
Huiwen Gong ()
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Robert Hassink: Kiel University, Postal: Germany
Huiwen Gong: Kiel University, Postal: Germany
No 2017/12, Papers in Innovation Studies from Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy
Over the last twenty years, modern economic geography has been increasingly fragmented, particularly concerning its themes, on the one hand, and its schools of thought, perspectives and paradigms, on the other. Although there have been arguments in favor of engaged pluralism between the latter, what we see in reality is mainly fragmented pluralism, which is particularly problematic for the identification with the sub-discipline and the exchange with neighboring social disciplines. In order to solve this problem, in our view, we need an Integrative Paradigm of Economic Geography. In this paper, we sketch the contours of such a paradigm, which consists of a core, namely economic activities in space, place and scales and their drivers, and three inter-related ontological foundations, namely networks, evolution and institutions.
Keywords: economic geography; pluralism; paradigms; Integrative Paradigm of Economic Geography (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R10 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 49 pages
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-geo, nep-hme, nep-hpe, nep-pke and nep-ure
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