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04. Susan M. Christopherson, City and Regional Planning, (with Jennifer Clark)

Susan Christopherson
Christopherson Book

Susan Christopherson

Remaking Regional Economies: Power, Labor, and Firm Strategies in the Knowledge Economy (Routledge, 2007). The book, which explores barriers to regional economic development in the United States economy, offers a critique of the new regionalism and a return to regional concerns of equity and uneven development. It presents case studies from the optics and imaging industry and the film and television industry—small and large photonics and entertainment media firms—which rely on skilled, innovative, and flexible workers. It also discusses the regions that constitute these industries’ production centers. Since the early 1980s, geographical region has been central to thinking about the emerging character of the global economy. In diverse fields such as business management, economic geography, and sociology, regional scale has become an organizing concept for interpretations of economic change.

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