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Worlds of Production

The Action Frameworks of the Economy

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$78.00 • £62.95 • €70.00

ISBN 9780674962033

Publication Date: 05/30/1997


370 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

18 figures, 15 tables


[This book] is controversial, provocative and thought-provoking...I hope that this volume challenges others to consider how else one might grapple with the diversity of the industrial world.—Mick Dunford, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Worlds of Production represents a brilliant, timely and provocative effort to analyze the blizzard of shifting industrial formats and strategies in leading Western nations over the last generation. By reworking conceptual strategies and presenting a four-quadrant model of firm and sector environments, Storper and Salais make the familiar strange (at first), then give new coherence to the present melange of theoretical approaches to industrial change.—Philip Scranton, Rutgers University and Hagley Library

Storper and Salais’s framework of Worlds of Production enables them not only to make sense of the vast diversity currently observable throughout the world’s industrial regions. It also provides a provocative explanation for the varying capacity of different national and regional industries to succeed in international competition. There are few books in contemporary social science that integrate high theoretical ambition with detailed empirical analysis as well as this one does.—Gary Herrigel, University of Chicago

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