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Manufacturing culture : the institutional geography of industrial practice / Meric S. Gertler.

Author:
Gertler, Meric S. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Description:
xii, 201 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series:
Oxford geographical and environmental studies. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"Meric S. Gertler presents a new conception of industrial practice and firm behaviour. It explains how the cultures that shape the practices of firms and the trajectories of regional and national economies are actually produced. The analysis shows how the internal and inter-firm organization of production, use of technologies, and the industrial knowledge underpinning these practices are strongly influenced by their social and industrial context. Routine forms of behaviour are not simply inherited from past practice. Instead, they are shaped and constrained - though not wholly determined - by a set of institutions that govern how work is organized, workers are deployed, and technology is implemented. Because of the slowly evolving nature of these institutions distinctive national 'models' are not converging around a single global norm."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [178]-193) and index.
Contents:
1. Institutions, Agency, and Industrial Practices -- 2. Capital, Technology, and Economic Performance -- 3. Proximity, Organization, and Culture -- 4. Regional Cultures of Production -- 5. Crisis in Machinery Building: The Roots of Germany's Economic Malaise? -- 6. Tacit Knowledge in Geographical Context -- 7. Geography, Learning, and Convergence.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
0198233825 (hb)
LCCN:
2004042545
OCLC:
53871056
RCP:
C - S