Location and Innovation

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Peter Hall’s views of urban regeneration and regional development were informed by a deep appreciation of the importance of firm location and the impact that technological change—especially in communications—were having on corporate location preferences and patterns. Witness to the decline of manufacturing in Britain, to the rise of new industry in Silicon Valley, and to the resurgence of a services-based London, Hall’s research tracked a wider preoccupation with inno- vation in the ‘high tech’ and ‘knowledge-intensive’ sectors. Although some of his writing on these topics is now more than fifty years old, Peter Hall’s mastery of both the detail and the context gives his work continued relevance: he was almost unique in being able to build a ‘big picture’ vision from many, many books’ worth of facts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSir Peter Hall: Pioneer in Regional Planning, Transport and Urban Geography
EditorsRichard Knowles, Céline Rozenblat
ISBN (Print)9783319280547
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2016

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NameSpringer Briefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice


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