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Geographies of Production III: Economic Geographies of Management and International Business

Jones, A. (2016). Geographies of Production III: Economic Geographies of Management and International Business. Progress in Human Geography: an international review of geographical work in the social sciences and humanities, 42(2), pp. 275-285. doi: 10.1177/0309132516680756


Within economic geography there has been a growing body of work that straddles the disciplinary boundaries of management studies and international business (IB) scholarship. Whilst this growing cross-disciplinary proximity may be related to increasing numbers of economic geographers being located in business and management schools, this report argues that it also corresponds to a growing fruitful and productive cross-disciplinary interest from both management studies and international business. It contends that there is growing epistemological and theoretical common ground between both these disciplines and economic geography which reflects a shift towards spatial thinking being increasingly evident in the empirical and conceptual concerns of management and IB scholars. The report reviews two major elements to this intersection within the recent economic geographical literature – what might be loosely be termed the ‘new management geography’ and a broad set work that brings together the thinking of economic geographers and IB scholarship concerned within firm internationalization.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright Sage 2016
Publisher Keywords: economic geography, management geography, management studies, international business; internationalization, transnational firms; global managers
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > International Politics
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