Title: The locational geography of advanced producer service firms - the limits of economies of agglomeration
Authors: Moulaert, Frank ×
Gallouj, C #
Issue Date: Apr-1993
Publisher: Frank Cass & Company Ltd.
Series Title: The Service Industries Journal vol:13 issue:2 pages:91-106
Abstract: To maintain its relevance for the analysis of economic externalities and internalities rendered by locational behaviour and spatial organisation of firms, the concept of 'economies of agglomeration' must be amended in two ways. First, its socio-cultural content must be recognised. Second, the interaction between agglomerations and other spatial forms, in particular 'global networks of agglomerations', must be taken into account. If these two conditions are met, it becomes possible to disconnect economies which are traditionally attributed to agglomeration as a spatial form, from this spatial form and to revisit the significance of urbanisation economies for the location and spatial organisation of knowledge-based industries like advanced producer services. The relevance of reconsidering 'agglomerations in their global networks' for the analysis of the economic geography of such services is illustrated for information technology consultancy and executive search and selection consultancy firms.
ISSN: 0264-2069
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Architecture - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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