Pathways to Industrialization and Regional Development

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Michael Storper, Allen John Scott
Routledge, 1992 - Business & Economics - 405 pages
The paradigm of mass production has given way to radically new forms of organizing industrial production based primarily on the need to foster continuous redesign of products and processes in the face of intensified competition. This change, which is designed to engender continuous adaptive learning in production systems, requires considerable organizational flexibility. The mass production systems constructed in the early post-war period foundered in the face of new forms of competition which put a premium on learning and flexibility.
Pathways to Industrialization and Regional Development brings together the principal theoreticians on these subjects. Each paper is written by an international authority and captures the state-of-the-art thinking on the organization of production, technical change, the international and regional consequences of the new production paradigms, and the possible pathways to industrial and regional development in the 1990s.

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Michael Storper is professor of economic geography at the London School of Economics and Political Science, professor of economic sociology at Sciences Po in Paris, and professor of urban planning and geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of "The Regional World: Territorial Development in a Global Economy.

As part of the group of geographers trained at Northwestern University in the 1960s, Allen J. Scott helped lead the quantitative movement. His use of mathematical models in spatial allocation analysis was well received. Now as professor of geography at the University of California in Los Angeles, Scott has, over the past two decades, helped define a new geography that combines rigorous statistical methods with efforts to develop broader social theory. His work on modern industrial location has been highly influential to a new generation of urban, economic, and political geographers.

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