Dynamics of Economic Spaces in the Global Knowledge-based Economy
Theory and East Asian Cases
By Sam Ock Park
Routledge – 2014 – 224 pages
Series: Regions and Cities
This book aims to analyse the dramatic current developments in East Asian economies, the strategies they choose and how they transform themselves and are transformed as a consequence of the recent wave of globalization processes and the expansion of the knowledge-based economy.
Sam Ock Park develops and applies contemporary conceptual debates, such as those on regional resilience, relational economic geography, intangible assets, cluster dynamics and path dependence to form an overarching model of innovation in the Asian context, drawing on the example of Samsung and other companies.
Economic spaces are defined in relational terms, enabling the author to study their changes through economic linkages within and across different regional entities. The result is a ground breaking contribution to the study of Asia’s contribution to the global economy.
1. Introduction 2. Dynamics of Economic Spaces: a Theoretical Model 3. Path Dependence, Regional Resilience, and Regional Development 4. Integral Model of Service Innovation and Spatial Dynamics 5. Interaction between Corporate and Urban Systems for the Accumulation of Intangible Assets 6. Restructuring, Innovation, and Global Networks of Samsung 7. Evolution of the Industrial Cluster and Policy 8. Global Megatrends and Spatial Economic Inequality in Asia 9. Future Perspectives for the Dynamics of East Asian Economic Spaces and Policy Implications
Sam Ock Park is Professor Emeritus of Economic Geography at Seoul National University, South Korea.