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The importance of business travel for industrial clusters? Making sense of nomadic workers

Wickham, James and Vecchi, Alessandra (2009) The importance of business travel for industrial clusters? Making sense of nomadic workers. Geografiska Annaler Series B: Human Geography, 91 (3). pp. 245-255.

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Wickham, James and Vecchi, Alessandra

This article uses research on business air travel to study the external linkages of clusters. Using a typology of travellers (from commuters, explorers, and nomads to visiting tradesmen and missionaries) we show how elements of the cluster have more complex external connections than proposed by most of the cluster research literature. Maintaining these linkages involves hyper-mobility of individuals. We explore the implications of such continued physical travel for understandings of the workplace, for work-life balance and for citizenship. We conclude by warning against any one-dimensional understanding of the relationships.

Official Website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-0467.2009.00318.x/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+14+May+from+10-12+BST+for+monthly+maintenance
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: * clusters; * air travel; * Ireland; * software industry
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 2009
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1111/j.1468-0467.2009.00318.x
Related Websites: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-0467.2009.00318.x/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+14+May+from+10-12+BST+for+monthly+maintenance
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Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2012 14:04
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2012 14:04
Item ID: 3367
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/3367

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