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'It is fascinating first, because of the nature of the subject matter and second, because some of the chapters are extremely stimulating.' - The Service Industries Journal '... a book worthy of serious reflection from those seeking to derive from it the significant cross-disciplinary insight to which the editors have both aspired and effectively delivered.' - Economic Geography Research Group
John Bryson, Peter Daniels, Nick Henry and Jane Pollard all lecture in the School of Geography and Environmental Sciences, at the University of Birmingham
1: Introduction Part I: Knowledge, Space and Economy 2: Power/economic knowledge: symbolic and spatial formations; 3: Materialities, spatialities, globalities; 4: Knowledge, innovation and location; 5: The state and contradictions of the knowledge-driven economy; 6: Just in time?: the prevalence of representational time and space to marketing discourses of consumer buyer behaviour Part II: Knowledge at Work in Space and Place 7: Creating and sustaining competitiveness: local knowledge and economic geography; 8: The industrial agglomeration (of Motor Sport Valley): a knowledge, space, economy approach; 9: Worlds in motion?: 'Worlds of Production', evolutionary economic change nd contemporary retail banking; 10: Spreading the message: management consultants and the shaping of economic geographies of time and space; 11: The free and the unfree: 'Emerging Markets', the Heritage Foundation and the 'Index of Economic Freedom; 12: Visions of space, place, time and life - useful knowledge, the human form and the new genetics Part III: Becoming in the (K)now: Spaces of Identity 13: Space, knowledge and cosumption; 14: Virtual culture: knowledge, identity and choice; 15: Category management and circuits of knowledge in the UK food business; 16: Being told and answering back: knowledge, power and the new world of work