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Readership: Academics and graduate students in Management, Economics, Regional Policy, Organization Studies, Geography, Sociology, and Political Economy; and Policy Makers
Harald Bathelt, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, and Johannes Glückler, Department of Geography, University of Heidelberg
Harald Bathelt is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, Canada, where he holds the Senior Canada Research Chair in Innovation and Governance. He received his PhD and Habilitation (post-doctoral degree) at the University of Giessen, Germany. Previously he was Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany (1998-2002) and the University of Marburg, Germany (2002-2006). His research interests are in the areas of industrial and economic geography, political economy, and
methodology, and he has published on topics such as relational economic geography, knowledge-based conceptions of clusters, local buzz and global pipelines, temporary clusters, innovation systems, and socio-economic impacts of regional and industrial change. He has published books on North American high-technology industries (1991), the German chemical industry (1997), and a textbook on economic geography (2003, with Johannes Glückler).
Johannes Glückler is Professor of Economic and Social Geography and Research Fellow at the Marsilius Center for Advanced Study, the University of Heidelberg. He received his PhD at the University of Frankfurt in 2004. Before joining the University of Heidelberg, he was Professor of Economic Geography at the Catholic University of
Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (2006 through 2008). He is Visiting Professor at the University of Salamanca, Spain. His research interests are in the areas of economic geography, social networks, and service industries. Johannes Glückler has published on theories of firm internationalization, urban clustering, the evolution of social networks, and the geography of knowledge. Apart from co-authoring a textbook on economic geography (2003, with Harald Bathelt), he has written books on spatial concepts in human geography (1999) and knowledge-based business services (2004). Recently, he co-edited a volume on conceptual debates in economic geography (2006).
Part I: Foundations of Relational Thinking
2: Relational Action in a Spatial Perspective
3: Structure, Agency, and Institutions
4: Knowledge as a Relational Resource
Part II: Relational Clusters of Knowledge
5: Know-How and Industrial Clusters
6: Know-Who and Urban Service Clusters
7: Local Buzz and Global Pipelines
Part III: Knowledge Circulation Across Territories
8: A Relational Theory of Firm Internationalization
9: From Permanent to Temporary Clusters
10: Global Knowledge Flows in Corporate Networks
Part IV: Toward a Relational Economic Policy?
11: Consequences for Relational Policies