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Scott, A.

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Abstract


  • This article describes the career and major achievements of Allen J Scott, a leading economic geographer based at the University of California, Los Angeles. His contributions include ground-breaking research on flexible accumulation, the rise of new industrial spaces, economic growth in 'sunbelt' cities such as Los Angeles, and cultural industries such as film and music. Scott's work has impacted on thinking and practice well beyond human geography, and his work is widely read and cited in microeconomics, urban planning, public policy, media, and cultural studies. He publishes in English and French, and his works have been translated into multiple languages for international audiences. His long-run research concerns have been on the location of economic activities and explanations centered on the machinations of capitalist modes of production. For Scott, regions are the motors of economic growth, rather than mere recipients of it, with spatial agglomeration a recurring theme.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Gibson, C. (2009). Scott, A.. In International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (pp. 46-49). doi:10.1016/B978-008044910-4.00642-8

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780080449111

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85069619762

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

Start Page


  • 46

End Page


  • 49

Abstract


  • This article describes the career and major achievements of Allen J Scott, a leading economic geographer based at the University of California, Los Angeles. His contributions include ground-breaking research on flexible accumulation, the rise of new industrial spaces, economic growth in 'sunbelt' cities such as Los Angeles, and cultural industries such as film and music. Scott's work has impacted on thinking and practice well beyond human geography, and his work is widely read and cited in microeconomics, urban planning, public policy, media, and cultural studies. He publishes in English and French, and his works have been translated into multiple languages for international audiences. His long-run research concerns have been on the location of economic activities and explanations centered on the machinations of capitalist modes of production. For Scott, regions are the motors of economic growth, rather than mere recipients of it, with spatial agglomeration a recurring theme.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Gibson, C. (2009). Scott, A.. In International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (pp. 46-49). doi:10.1016/B978-008044910-4.00642-8

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780080449111

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85069619762

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

Start Page


  • 46

End Page


  • 49