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Author(s): Dawley S
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Session: 'The Political Economies of Inward Investment'
Year of Conference: 2005
Notes: This paper is to be submitted to Economic Geography, August-September 2005.
The approach adopted within this paper draws upon the recent ‘institutional’ and ‘relational’ turns within economic geography in an attempt to contribute to a holistic geographical political economy understanding of fluctuating MNE investment within peripheral region economies. The paper provides an empirically rich analysis of a volatile episode of MNE-driven high-technology inward investment within a peripheral region economy. The analytical framework developed with this paper provides an opportunity to articulate and delineate the socio-institutional ensembles, relations and contexts surrounding each investment episode and understand which institutions and relations matter and precisely how they shape, constrain or limit economic actions. As a result, the findings offer a series of conceptual, empirical and policy-elated contributions to recent work within economic geography which emphasise the multi-scalar nature of economic activity and the complex webs and networks of socio-institutional relations that link economic interests and processes at a variety of geographical scales.
Therefore, using TNC investment, the paper makes an important addition to recent work within economic geography which emphasises the multi-scalar nature of economic activity and the complex networks that link economic interests and processes at a variety of geographic scales.
Sponsor(s): Economic Geography Specialty Group
Political Geography Specialty Group