Research Department: Dynamics of Economic Spaces
Project Leader within IRS: Dr. Jana Maria Kleibert
Consortium: Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (Coordination) Universität zu Köln Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) Technische Universität Berlin Vrjie Universiteit Brussels Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Leibniz-Universität Hannover
Funding Organization: German Research Foundation
Duration: 04/2018 - 12/2021
The DFG- scientific network “The Spaces of Global Production: The Territorial Dimensions of Global Production Networks and World City Networks” connects scholars from Germany, Luxemburg and Belgium to exchange ideas and contribute to debates on the economic geographies of globalisation. Over the past years, theoretical approaches that pay attention to the global and transnational relations between actors engaged in the production of goods and services have been developed. Two prominent relational approaches are the ‘global production network’ approach and the ‘world city network’ approach. Both have gained much traction in economic geography and have been able to explain crucial features of contemporary globalisation. A remaining ‘blind spot’ of these network-based approaches, however, is their impact on regional and urban development in particular places. We will systematically work towards strengthening the currently under-theorised territorial dimension of these network-based conceptualisations.
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