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Corporation & Region

and 'Corporate Delocalization'

(http://faculty.washington.edu/krumme/207/corpregion.html)

"A corporate establishment which belongs not only to a region but additionally to an outside corporate system, adds to to the "open" character of the region by adding ... exogenous variables which may be important determinants of the region's economic development." (1970)

"The replacement of local banks, shops, and other locally based firms by far-flung multinational empires often means a decline in civic commitment on the past of business leaders. As Wal-Mart replaces the corner hardware store, Bank of America takes over the First National Bank, and local owners are succeeded by impersonal markets, the incentive for business elites to contribute to community life atrophy." (Robert D. Putnam. Bowling Alone. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000, pp.282-3)


Supporting Pages:


Internet Sites:

(Big) Corporations, (High) Technologies, & (Small) Regions (Puget Sound): Whatever happened to the Company Town?


Literature:

Literature, Corporate Geography

Seattle + Pacific Northwest Literature

BARNES TJ, HAYTER R., THE LITTLE TOWN THAT DID - FLEXIBLE ACCUMULATION AND COMMUNITY RESPONSE IN CHEMAINUS, BRITISH-COLUMBIA, REGIONAL STUDIES 26: (7) 647-663 1992

As a result of corporate restructuring within the forest products corporation of MacMillan Bloedel, the sawmill at Chemainus, B.C., closed down in 1983 resulting in over 650 workers being laid-off. When the new mill reopened over two years later, computerized sawmill technology had been installed, and just over 140 workers were employed.

Castells, Manuel. TECHNOPOLES OF THE WORLD : THE MAKING OF TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEXES / MANUEL CASTELLS AND PETER HALL. London ; New York : Routledge, 1994. 275 p. [T175.7 .C37 1994]

Cherry, Gordon Emanuel. BIRMINGHAM : A STUDY IN GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, AND PLANNING / GORDON E. CHERRY. Chichester, West Sussex, England ; New York : J. Wiley, 1994. xiv, 254 p. : ill. [DA690.B6 C48 1994]

Cooke, Philip and Kevin Morgan, The Associational Economy: Firms, Regions, and Innovation (Oxford Press, 1998). [HC240 .C6182 1998]

Ettlinger, N. and J.R. Crump, "The Military Industrial Firm, Economic Control, and Local Development," Environment and Planning C (Government and Policy), vol.7, 1989, pp.27-38.

Hayter, Roger, Single Industry Resource Towns, Ch.18 in: E.Sheppard and T.Barnes, eds., A Companion to Economic Geography. Blackwell 2000, pp.290ff. [HF1025.C66 2000/ Suzz]

G.Krumme (various papers)

Lagendijk, Arnoud, "The Regionalization of Industrial Organization: Toward a Dynamic Approach," University of Reading, Dept. of Economics, Discussion Papers in Urb. & Reg. Economics, Series C, Vol.VII (98), Oct. 1994.(26pp.) [HC79 D5 L34 1994]

Loizides, Stelios. Corporate involvement in community economic development: options, benefits and key success factors. Ontario : Conference Board of Canada, 1995. [Business Admin General Stacks HD60 .L64 1995]

MARKUSEN A., STUDYING REGIONS BY STUDYING FIRMS, PROFESSIONAL GEOGRAPHER 46: (4), NOV 1994, 477-490

This paper presents a method for inferring regional economic structure and prospects from key informant interviews. It describes assumptions which must be made and steps to be taken in moving from individuals to establishment, firm, and industry aggregations.

Nash, June C., From Tank Town to High Tech: The Clash of Community and Industrial Cycles. State Univ. of NY Press, 1989. [HD8085.P653.N37]

Nissen, Bruce, 1948-. Fighting for jobs : case studies of labor-community coalitions confronting plant closings. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1995. [Business Admin General Stacks HD5708.55.U6 N57 1995]

Schoenberger, Erica, "The Firm in the Region and the Region in the Firm," In: Barnes & Gertler, The New Industrial Geography. 1999, Ch.9, pp.205ff. [HD58.N48.1999]


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