lecture 21-23

Lecture 21-23 - LECTURES 21 TO 23 POST-FORDISM AND NEW INDUSTRIAL SPACES OUTLINE New Industrial Spaces 1 Geography and the division of labour(DoL a

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1 1 LECTURES 21 TO 23: POST-FORDISM AND NEW INDUSTRIAL SPACES OUTLINE { New Industrial Spaces z 1. Geography and the division of labour (DoL): a theory of industrial organization z 2. Transactions and linkages z 3. Growth dynamics of agglomeration processes 2 AN EXAMPLE: DoL IN HOCKEY STICK PRODUCTION* There is a geography to this DoL! Wood Cutting Lumber Mill Kevlar Coating Bauxite Mining Aluminum Production of Shaft Final Assembly Wholesale Retail Consumer 1. Wood blade 2. Aluminum shaft
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2 3 TECHNICAL Vs. SOCIAL DoL (2)* A Wood Cutting B Lumber Mill C Kevlar Coating D Aluminum Shaft E Final Assembly ± Forest ± Cutting ± Loading ± Shape blades ± Sand blasting ± Apply resin ± ‘Cooking’ ± Fabrication ± Molding ± Painting ± Assembly ± Inc. logo ± Packaging ± Shipping Social DoL External transaction Technical DoL Internal transaction 4 DoL AND AVERAGE COSTS (AC)* { Hockey stick blades: two production steps z a. cutting wood: AC = f(x) z b. sandblasting and coating blade: AC = g(y) AC = f(x) Output (x) Average
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Lecture 21-23 - LECTURES 21 TO 23 POST-FORDISM AND NEW INDUSTRIAL SPACES OUTLINE New Industrial Spaces 1 Geography and the division of labour(DoL a

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