By Allen J. Scott
Targeting the subject matter of the jointly constitutive kinfolk among geographic house and the commercial order, Allen J. Scott discusses the issues of the site of financial actions, studying and innovation in commercial platforms, and monetary improvement. those difficulties are handled in either theoretical and empirical phrases.
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The social character of the interdependencies at issue (traded or untraded, low-trust or high-trust), and so on. These variable attributes bear heavily on the total costs of inter-Wrm transacting in any industrial system. Above all, costs will tend to be high per unit of activity whenever linkages are (a) small in scale, so that they cannot command cost discounts, (b) irregular over space and time, so that Wrms are constantly faced with the problems of Wnding and dealing with new interlocutors, and (c) mediated by face-to-face interaction so that expensive meetings between personnel from diVerent Wrms are a frequent occurrence.
If this process continues over a suYciently long period of time, just one dominant agglomeration of any given type will eventually emerge, while any remaining laggards will stagnate or disappear. David (1985) points to an analogous process that sometimes occurs when competing technologies arise, and that ends Wnally with lock-in to a single dominant market outcome. For the same reason, an early start down the pathway of development is one of the important factors contributing to the eventual dominance of any particular agglomeration.
6 INTERREGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DIMEN SIONS OF THE DIVISION OF LABOUR Up to this point, we have mainly explored the eVects of the division of labour on purely local outcomes in what we might call a Smithian–Marshallian world. We turn now to more macro-geographic issues concerning the division of labour at the interregional and international scales. This level of analysis might be characterized as a Ricardian–Listian world, a term that captures both Ricardo’s emphasis on locational specialization and Geography and the Division of Labour 33 trade, and List’s arguments (in contrast to Ricardo’s advocacy of free markets) about the political mediation of specialization and trade as a means of building up competitive advantage.