Cultural and economic complementarities of spatial agglomeration in the British television broadcasting industry: some explorations

Gary A. S. Cook*, Naresh R. Pandit, Jonathan V. Beaverstock

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Abstract

This paper considers the processes supporting agglomeration in the British television broadcasting industry. It compares and contrasts the insights offered by the cultural turn in geography and more conventionally economic approaches. It finds that culture and institutions are fundamental to the constitution of production and exchange relationships and also that they solve fundamental economic problems of coordinating resources under conditions of uncertainty and limited information. Processes at a range of spatial Scales are important, from highly local to global, and conventional economics casts some light on which firms are most active and successful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2918-2933
Number of pages16
JournalEnvironment and Planning A
Volume43
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Structured keywords

  • MGMT International Business Management and Strategy

Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHICAL ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL-ECONOMY
  • HOLLYWOOD
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • NETWORKS
  • CLUSTERS
  • SPACES
  • ART

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