Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


Whatever type of human and economic activity we study, we find that it is not evenly spread out in space, but instead concentrated to a rather limited number of countries, regions and cities. What in particular is noticeable is that certain places, typically large city regions, host a large share of the wealth and knowledge generated in the modern world. Despite what we can read in the popular press that distance doesn’t matter in a world with container and air transport and the Internet, the reality is that distance matters as much as or perhaps even more than in earlier times.


External organisations
  • Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • Jönköping University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Economic Geography
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780857932679
ISBN (Print)9780857932662
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch