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Relocation of Economic Activity

Contemporary Theory and Practice in Local, Regional and Global Perspectives

Editors: Capik, Paweł, Dej, Magdalena (Eds.)

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  • Provides a thorough analysis of current trends in location and relocation of economic activity globally, regionally and locally
  • Delivers a multidisciplinary, comprehensive overview, critique and extension of long-established theories underpinning patterns of firm (re)location
  • Demonstrates a diverse geographical scale of analysis and wide-ranging global coverage including developed and emerging economies in Europe, Asia and Latin America
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About this book

This timely volume provides a thorough analysis of current trends in location and relocation of economic activity globally, regionally and locally. Using robust empirical material this book offers a multidisciplinary, comprehensive overview, critique and extension of long-established theories underpinning patterns of firm (re)location. It explores dominant trends in the mobility and relocation of industries and firms, examines the factors guiding such trends and evaluates their consequences in both developed and emerging economies in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

This book will be appreciated by diverse audiences. Geography and regional science researchers of ‘economic activity location’ can engage with the critical appraisal of key theoretical concepts and an analysis of recent empirical data. Students of human and economic geography, planning, regional development, and global supply chain management in senior years of undergraduate programmes and completing postgraduate degrees will appreciate the accessible language, multiple examples and graphical illustrations of theoretical frameworks underpinning location and relocation of firms and industries, and its consequences. Practitioners, including local and regional policy makers and location consultants will enjoy the comparative discussion of solutions and practices adopted in localities, regions and countries as diverse as China, Brazil, The Netherlands and Poland.


About the authors

Dr Pawel Capik lectures in international business at Keele University (UK). His research explores interdependencies between international business strategies and operations and regional development theory and practice, particularly in the context of emerging and transition economies. Paweł’s research areas include inward investment attraction and place marketing, sourcing and shoring strategies, large and small firms' internationalization and location motivations and their impacts on regional and local economies. ​

Dr Magdalena Dej is a geography researcher at the National Institute for Spatial Policy and Housing (Poland). She received her PhD from Jagiellonian Univeristy and specializes in economic local and regional development, particularly the development of rural areas. She authored and coauthored several books, numerous reports and research papers on the impacts of large companies on local communities as well as on rural areas and their relationship with major metropolitan areas and labor markets. Magdalena led and participated in several international research projects financed by the European Union Interreg IVC, International Visegrad Fund, Polish-German Foundation for Science and National Science Centre, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.



Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Spatial Organisation and Movements of Firms and Industries: The Role of Firm and Place in (Re)Location Research

    Pages 1-11

    Capik, Paweł (et al.)

  • Between Location, Persistence and Relocation—Early Historical and Spatial Trajectories of the Polish Aviation Industry

    Pages 15-31

    Suwala, Lech

  • The Relocation of the Automotive Industry in Brazil and Mexico: Between Corporate Strategies and Industrial Policies

    Pages 33-51

    Wójtowicz, Mirosław

  • Industrial Upgrading and Downgrading of Export-Oriented Furniture Firms in the Market Reorientation Towards China’s Domestic Market

    Pages 53-69

    Fu, Tianlan (et al.)

  • The Changing Firm Landscape and Firm Location Behaviour

    Pages 71-83

    Koster, Sierdjan (et al.)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92282-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92281-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-06398-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Relocation of Economic Activity
Book Subtitle
Contemporary Theory and Practice in Local, Regional and Global Perspectives
Editors
  • Paweł Capik
  • Magdalena Dej
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92282-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92282-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92281-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06398-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 189
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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