Theorizing Regional Economic Performance and the Changing Territorial Division of Labour

Michael Dunford
2003 Regional studies  
After identifying the general mechanisms underling the centripetal and centrifugal forces whose interplay shapes the relative performance of regional economies, a case is made for seeking to disaggregate macroeconomic indicators and examine the sectoral and occupational changes that they conceal. Once regional performance is seen as reflecting underling changes in the profiles of regional economies it is clear that research should examine the forces that determine the changing territorial
more » ... g territorial division of labour. To explain the latter attention is then paid to a framework that combines value chain approaches to the strategies of individual enterprises and analyses of the impact on the performance of enterprises of their wider social environment. Explicit links are established between this framework and some of the insights of the new economic geography.
doi:10.1080/0034340032000128758 fatcat:vbzaq7b3qvhdrfsets5vypfwkq