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Discursive aspects of technological innovation: the case of the British motor sport industry

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Nicholas Henry


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A discursive approach to technological innovation recognises that scientific and technical innovations are the products of groups of people. The subject of this paper is how this insight from the sociology of scientific knowledge can make a contribution to debates in economic geography. Principally drawing on the work of social constructionists, this approach is used to provide insights into the reasons for both the creation and the maintenance of the geographical agglomeration of small firms constituted by the British motor-sport industry.

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Author(s): Pinch S, Henry N

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Environment and Planning A

Year: 1999

Volume: 31

Issue: 4

Pages: 665-682

ISSN (print): 0308-518X

ISSN (electronic): 1472-3409

Publisher: Pion Ltd.


DOI: 10.1068/a310665


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