ABSTRACT The diminution of the impact of the distance, in the exchange of material and nonma- terial flows, in the economic activity networks has changed the business structure. In order to survive and consolidate, firms have to face new methods and make diverse decisions in 130 Ana Vera, Anna Badia, Montserrat Pallarès Boletín de la A.G.E. N.º 36 - 2003 the location process. On the other hand, changing regional competitive determinants offer advantages and challenges in the location of firms. New economy reorganizes the global regions and generates a new industrial location model. The main objective of this article is to analyze the changes in the local development of remote areas in Catalonia caused by the increase of the nonmaterial flows during the productive process of the firm. Key words: new economy, Internet, New Information and Communication Technologies, semi-remote areas.
|Journal||Boletin de la Asociacion de Geografos Espanoles|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Mar 2003|