Economic geography and industrial localisation

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In human geography, the theory of localisation and, specifically, that of industrial localisation has been one of the most broadly covered issues over time, and is closely related to other disciplines. This article outlines the various contributions made in industrial localisation, from Weberian analysis up to the network economy, without forgoing a consideration of mass-production or Just-in-Time systems. Methodologically, the analysis of industrial localisation is framed within the structure of globalisation/regionalisation in which the economic activity of the 20th and 21st Centuries takes place. It also focuses on the impact on the productive system caused by innovation in areas such as technology, communication, infrastructures and business organisation, and how this has been reflected in industrial space.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-182
JournalDocuments d' Analisi Geografica
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003


  • Economic geography
  • Industrial localisation
  • Localisation theory


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