Agglomeration, location and performance

The aim of this project is to look below the broad processes of (on the one hand) agglomeration of knowledge/interaction intensive activities in major cities within advanced economies and of (on the other hand) dispersal of routinisable activities, both onshore and offshore, to understand more directly the ways in which urban concentration and diversity impinge on the viability of different types of activity, relationship and employment within such cities.

Staff member: Ian Gordon with Phil McCann and others

Related publications:

  • Gordon, I. & McCann, P. (2005) ‘Innovation, agglomeration and regional development’, Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 5, pp. 523-543
  • Gordon, I. & McCann, P. (2005) ‘Clusters, innovation and regional development: an analysis of current theories and evidence’, in Johansson, B., Karlsson, C. & Stough, R. (eds.) Entrepreneurship, Spatial Industrial Clusters and Inter-firm Networks, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham
  • Gordon, I., Haslam, C., McCann, P. & Scott-Quinn, B. (2005) Off-shoring and the City of London, Corporation of London
  • Gordon, I., Haslam, C., McCann, P. & Scott-Quinn, B. (2009) ‘Off-shoring of work and London’s sustainability as an international financial centre’, in Andersson, A. E., Chesire, P. C., Karlsson, C. & Stough, R. (eds.) Innovation, Dynamic Regions and Regional Dynamics, Springer, Heidelberg

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