Industrial organization and the spatial organization of industries

Jan Vang-Lauridsen

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)


The dissertation aims at making a contribution to the field of industrial organization/dynamics, spatial organization of industries and regional policy. This has been done by paying more attention to the strategies of the firm and to the link between the firms, the industry as well as the region and the implications for regional policy. More specifically, the dissertation makes a contribution to economic geography by reassessing the importance of traded and untraded externalities and by deriving new regional policy conclusions. It has attempted to challenge existing theories, bring together theories from different disciplines and scale (from micro- to macro-level) to explain these phenomena and elaborate on the theories potentials and limitations in explaining externalities. The dissertation is based on a collection of papers which combines theoretical insights with in-depth or illustrative cases.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Department of Human Geography
  • Asheim, Björn, Supervisor
Award date2006 Jun 15
Print ISBNs91-974998-5-4
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Bibliographical note

Defence details
Date: 2006-06-15
Time: 13:00
Place: Institutionen for Kulturgeografi och Ekonomisk Geografi, Geocentrum 1, Flygeln (rum 128), Sölvegatan 10, Lund.
External reviewer(s)
Name: Power, Dominic
Title: Docent
Affiliation: Uppsala University

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Human Geography


  • Social geography
  • innovation systems
  • economic geography
  • regional policy
  • Asia
  • offshoring
  • outsourcing


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