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Uneasy alliances: the spatial development of computing and communication markets

Cooke, Philip Nicholas and Wells, Peter Erskine 1991. Uneasy alliances: the spatial development of computing and communication markets. Regional Studies 25 (4) , pp. 345-354. 10.1080/00343409112331346537

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Abstract

This paper explores the role of geographical space as a dynamizing element in the economic development process. It builds on the insight that space makes a significant difference to business activity by virtue of the capacity to transform products into commodities through the purchasing power of geographically dispersed commodity consumers. Following a discussion of the implications of the growth of international and global market opportunities in a context of deregulatory lowering of market barriers, the preliminary results of research into the business dispositions of computing and communications (C & C) firms is presented. This shows that, for the most part, the desire to penetrate ever-wider geographical markets is having transformative effects upon the internal and external organizational structures of such firms.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computing ; Communications ; Economic development ; Organizational structure
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0034-3404
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 09:10
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/41155

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